Monday, August 3, 2009

(Police 08) Thanks Mom! for the Bento


Bento is definitely an integral part of Japanese culture.
You can purchase different style of Bento called the "Eki Ben"(literally means meals at the station) at most of the larger train stations. And each station would usually have their specialty bento box. I did a little research and holy crap, there's hundreds of different kinds of bento boxes throughout Japan.

When I was attending the middle-school in Osaka, my Mom would get up every morning to prepare bento boxes for me and my brother. And this is not slapping some lunch meat between two slices of bread, folks. She'd have to cook rice, fry this, fry that, and had to actually cook a set of meals so that I can huff it down in like 5 minutes, choke a bit, then wash it down with tea so that I can go outside to kick ass in the afternoon dodge ball session.

Bento is also readily available at all the convenience stores in Japan. By the way, convenience stores are ubiquitous in Japan is an understatement times 2. Convenience store (or konbini) is like Starbucks in the States. Almost in every other corner, you'd see either 7 Eleven, or ever-so-popular Lawson.
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34 comments:

  1. Awesome.

    I'd like to have a bento someday. =)

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  2. Thanks again shibata!
    And to any who are interested i stumbled upon the video where the police id picture of yamazaki comes from.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUpueamS3js
    also, while i'm at it, here's a video showing how to make a typical bento:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_hbPLsZvvo

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  3. i just really want to commend you for what you do. aside from taking the time to sub n all. the added info u blog about is really informative and has given me more insight about the japanese culture, and im a mexican! but seriously man you are SAWESOME!!!!! (fusion of super and awesome....) thanksssssss

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  4. How much do you pay for an average bento box at some train station?

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  5. Thanks for all the continuing support.
    For those waiting for the U-tube upload, please be patient, it'll be up before the end of the day (in my timezone.)
    As for the typical bento box prices, I'm seeing anything from approx. $5 up to $15 in average. Of course, there are some really gourmet bento that sells for as much as $100!

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  6. I've never had authentic japanese bento box in my entire life. I'm guessing they don;t export them overseas eh?

    Thanks for the sub and keep up the good work. I can't wait for the part where they blow up Itao.

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  7. Hey Kyon, I have some messages for you on last weeks blog thread. Thanks for the video suggestions!

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  8. Hmm... i thought there was the scene where Robocop brings their bentos... Meh w/e. I'm just glad this is subbed! Thanks Shibatabread!

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  9. Thanks mr Shibata as usual for all the extra informations and for the subs ;)

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  10. thanks a lot from germany :)

    i love the downtown shows..

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  11. Bomb alert??? Do you know what that means??? Itao appeareance!!!!! YEAHH BABYYY. And as always thx shibatabread for your high quality subs and context notes!!! Some people here (Colombia) are getting addicted to gaki no tsukai

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  12. Wow, Endo was playing dirty in segment! Thanks, Shibatabread! MOAR please!

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  13. thanks! ur mum is awesome man, making two bentos every morning. haha. love bentos!!

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  14. Thanks alot for an other great segment! Keep up the good work!

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  15. bento boxes are cute! i've only eaten from a bento box once. but not the cutesy ones.

    lol Endo is on a roll!

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  16. Haha. Bento boxes are awesome.

    I started a little forum for people to post videos and chat about gaki no tsukai. I hope shibata and fans will join me over there. http://gaki.vanillaforums.com/

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  17. hey, a challenge for shibata or any other gaki fan,,, or maybe a request as i would rather put it,,, could any of you make a wav/awb format tone of the sound they make when someone is out? "teneeeeen!!! matsumoto out!" like that? and upload it so anyone can DL it and use it on the fone? thanks!!!
    you rock shibata!!!

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  18. Good idea, Xavier! How's bout it, Shibby?!

    I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)

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  19. Hey Shibats! Have you seen this video of Tanaka?! There is another one where Endo sets him up, but I cannot find it anymore.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tmRlYTt7ac

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  20. Found it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuXDfbzFDTQ

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  21. Shibata, question! Do Jimmy Ohnishi and Hosei Yamazaki hate each other?

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  22. Looks like you have live at Japan for quite a while... i wanna ask you something, do you actually being accepted by the Japanese community while living there? i asked because i learn from the Japanese culture subject at my university that they actually not very open to non-Japanese since they are a proud community, and usually treat the non-Japanese as outsider even though you live in their country. Even though it is possible to be accepted in their community.

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  23. Good question Kinkeidonow, i am interested in that too.

    Keep up the good work shibata

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  24. I'll see what I can do with extracting the wav file from the clip. Or, if anybody else is up to the task, I'll welcome it.

    Do Jimmy Onishi and Yamasaki hate each other?
    Mmm. I don't know the answer to that. Anyone?

    Wow, the last question regarding "being accepted in Japanese community" is a tough one. I might be better off asking my wife about that since she's lived in Japan as a "foreigner" and have gone through some ups and downs over there.

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  25. thanks shibata,,, it all started in a dream,, it's like i was in a train then the tone suddenly rang and it said "teneeeen! xavier out!!" i was waiting for someone to hit or spit a dart or whip my butt but to no avail,, haha,, then i had the idea of having it as a ring tone,,

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  26. Shi, you intrigue me. Are you dual nationality or something? Your English is really good if you've learnt it from scratch as a native Japanese.

    As for the sound file, I'd do it myself, but I can't find a sample that hasn't got clapping/laughing overriding it. I'll keep looking I guess...

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  27. Sorry but i can't find ur videos on Utube

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  28. yeah scotty that was my problem too when i tried my hand on it.. so i consulted here because most of the people in this blogspot especially shibata knew the videos so well and the tools to do it

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  29. arigatou!

    thank you so much 4 subbing gaki ;)

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  30. Heya! Is there a torrent for translated Batsu games?

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