Anyway, back in August I found this little number at one such store and apparently I never completed the post about it (me?? forget to complete a post!? un-possible I tell you! ehehehehe) ^_^; - It has been shown in action in a few posts since then.
I had to do some research since it was sold just as you see in the picture below: just some scotch tape to hold the lid on, no packaging or any other information. The store in question doesn't actually sell bento items from what I've seen, so I'm not sure why this was even on their shelf but it turns out it's a product made by Inomata of Japan and originally it should have had two tiers much like a picnic sized bento box. Apparently it also retails about $35USD: I paid $8USD for my "lighter" version. All in all, not a bad buy, it holds a reasonable amount of food and I like the ability to use all or none of the little dividers, my only wish would be perhaps a silicone seal around the edge or at least a bento band but considering the second tier is missing... perhaps I should just be glad it has a lid! -_^
|"New" Bento by Inomata of Japan|
I don't go to the mall import shops very often but it can be fun to leisurely browse around from time to time. What strange/unexpected places have you found cool gear in?