It’s a Japanese tradition to pack colorful boxes with different food for lunch. When I arrived in Tōkyō, Japan I was late (because my flight was cancelled) and hastily I went to my already started conference. I arrived shortly before dinner and was faced with my first Bento box.
What elsewise would have been a special intercultural experience went totally wrong. I tried to get those different kinds of cold fish down my stomach – but I failed. Afterwards I went to McDonalds. Hopefully it was just the jetlag.