Octopus, eel, vegetables, and rice all in the same bowl? Let them fight.
Japan’s biggest celebrity, Godzilla, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, meaning it’s eligible for a pension and should really consider turning in its driver’s license for some McDonald’s coupons.
And in honor of Godzilla becoming a senior citizen, Warner Bros. and Toho have brought us his latest outing, Gozilla: King of the Monsters, in which the titular beast butts heads with the likes of King Gihdorah, Rodan, and Mothra.
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And in honor of that, Awajiya has released a limited edition version of its Godzilla vs Hipparidakomeshi bento. Awajiya is a popular bento maker in the Kansai area, known for its high-quality ekiben (station bento) which highlight the foods of a particular region and sold to travelers on train station platforms.
Godzilla vs Hipparidakomeshi has been on sale since January for 1,300 yen (US$12) and came in a lovely ceramic pot with a relief featuring Godzilla wrestling a giant octopus.
However, for a limited time that coincides with the theatrical release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the pot is covered with a label featuring all of the film’s featured monsters facing off in front of the Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge that connects Awaji Island and Kobe.
At first glance, the pot might seem a little small for Godzilla-themed merchandise, but great power lurked beneath its foot-stamped surface.
Our reporter Masami was blown away by how much food was packed into this