Original pinner: Pinning an article I wrote a couple of years back about ekiben, train station bentos. This is my favorite photo, showing how the actual bento is almost identical to the one in the photo on the cover paper.
Ekiben - kanizushi (crabmeat sushi) bento bought and consumed on the Hokuriku Honsen line going from Kanazawa to Echigo Yuzawa, along the Japan Sea side of the country. It’s a chirashizushi - a bed of sushi rice with tons of sweet cooked crabmeat on top
Ekibenya in 東京, 東京都 EKIBENYA MATSURI is a shop located inside JR Tokyo Station and it specializes in ekiben, or railway lunchboxes (bento) sold on trains or at stations for travellers on the go. Ekibens are especially popular for Japanese people because each bento contains unique regional flavors that you can only get in that particular station.