Saturday, May 19, 2012

Rice Bag Cap

You know you must be living in Japan when...

...your 10kg rice bag has a cap on it.
Absolutely Brilliant.  This one wins the prize for the most brilliant and useful new gadget, as judged by me.  I would like to say that I only imagined this in my dreams, but I can't even lay claim to that.

Everyone knows that opened bags of rice should be stored in sealed containers to prevent bugs and moisture from getting in...but now in Japan, we have an alternative!
This Bag Cap is the easiest and most space-saving solution for storing opened bags of rice that I have ever seen, and I am in love.  No longer do I spill rice when pouring, and I don’t need to have large bulky containers to store my rice.  

...I just had to share this one.
(By the way, would you like an airtight solution for keeping opened breakfast cereal in its original packaging?  It does that, too.)
Easy instructions in English with diagrams on packaging.
You need to see the diagram for this to make sense, but to give you an idea of how easy it is, here are the instructions...
(The lid separates into three parts.  First you need to cut the corner of the bag, to make an opening 7cm wide.)
  1. Insert part A into the opening of the bag.
  2. While holding pard A in place, wrap part B around part A and snap shut.
  3. Place part C on and turn to tighten.
You're on.  Reverse these steps to remove the Bag Cap.
Diameter approx 5.5 cm  1.2”

Easy Seal Rice Bag Cap - Large    $2.90
Sorry... LJM Bento Shop is closed and no longer selling anything as I am living in Australia now.


  1. I've started using this wonderful tool this week!
    Japan is awesome =3

    I was wondering whether it would be fragile or really stay on the bag (which is so huge and heavy >.<) but it does! it does! it's amazing :)
    Thank you, Japan, thank you, little Japan mama ♬