TOKYO, Aug. 29 ― A new exhibit in Tokyo allows visitors to experience what it feels like being umeboshi, a Japanese salt plum, in a bento box.
The bento, developed by Perfektron, is one of showcases in the “Design Ah! Exhibition.”
The exhibit runs at Miraikan museum, or the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo’s Odaiba from July 19 to Oct. 18.
Bento is a Japanese box that contains all the pieces of a traditional lunch in one small container.
And a hinomaru bento resembles the national flag of Japan: plain white rice with a red salt plum in the middle.
The exhibit of the hinomaru bento at Miraikan measures 2 meters in length at a depth of 1.2 meters.