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I am "Ekibenko" and I love "Ekiben" very much.
"Ekiben" is the bento sold at the station or on the train. This time I'd like to introduce to you the Ekiben that was born in Japan and is indispensable when travelling on the railway.
History of Ekiben:
There are various theories about the origin of Ekiben, one of them is that the Ekiben was originated from the rice ball sold at Utsunomiya Station in Tochigi Prefecture in 1885.
The ways of selling Ekiben?:
Now, the general selling format is in the stores of station. In addition to this, there are a variety of forms such as peddling in the station or in the carriage.
Rich variety of Ekiben:
Because Ekiben is very popular in Japan, many companies are constantly developing and selling various of Ekiben that incorporate the country characteristics of Japan.
Shumai：Specialty of Yokohama. Kiyoken is the ancestor for its production and sales, which was established in 1954 and has been loved by people for many years. Shumai is the perfect match with rice!
Kamamesi: Specialty of Gunma. Oginoya is the ancestor for its production and sales, which has been loved by people since post-war. The containers for such bento are also the pots with characteristics.
Beef sukiyaki: Such Ekiben is available at Asakusa Station and Kitasenju Station. There is a lot of beef in the bento, together with sweet sauce, it's so delicious.
""Sencha"" is a must-have drink for Ekiben:
It is sencha that is indispensable for enjoying the Ekiben, its container is also very distinctive, please be sure to try it.
What do you think?
The Japanese Ekiben is not only sold in small shops of station, but also in any places such as department stores and supermarkets, which is very popular and close to the people. When you come to Japan, you must try this unique Ekiben!
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