This is Shinkansen cooking, on the Sakura from Osaka to Hiroshima today: anthropomorphic rice cylinders with black sesame eyes and a plum nose, plus bamboo shoots, clams, fish cake, potatoes boiled in broth, mushrooms, fried fish. And meatloaf of some sort. So damned tempting to make some easy analogy about #Japan itself as the crowded, delicious bento box. But leave that for now. Let’s eat.