Bento for Visiting Shogun Castle There is a description of Bento among the record of food Nobuoki Anbe, Okabe feudal load at the end of the Edo period, ate for the year of 1866. It was the Bento he took from his residence in Eco to visit Shogun castle. Inside was shiitake mushroom, dried gourd shavings, Japanese radishes pickled with miso and rice balls. It seems the content of Bento differed from everyday scene to special occasion. When one visited houses of feudal loads and Zojo-ji Temple, the content of Bento was fancier than usual.