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Ekiben: The Art of the Japanese Box Lunch

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Shows and describes the contents of a variety of Japanese-style box lunches and discusses their background.

Over 150 full-color photographs of lunches in their containers, each accompanied by its name, the train station where it is sold, and notes on special design and culinary features.
Paperback, 118 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Chronicle Books
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Jason Keenan
WARNING. AVOID IF HUNGRY. I flunked onto this book a few weeks back. It was in the window of a used book store and it drew me in. Though it looks brand new it was published in 1989. My wife assures me - between exclamations that we need to eat one of the ekiben - that despite the years the ekiben remain the same.

The book is a pictorial look at the railway lunch or bento ones one can pick up at train stations across Japan. It's fast food. But it's gourmet food too. Try not to eat the pages.

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