重箱

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Square jūbako with lid.
Hexagonal jūbako used to serve food.

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese. Compound of 重ね (kasane, a pile, a tier, a ply) +‎ (hako, a box). The hako changes to bako due to rendaku (連濁).

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重箱 (hiragana かさねばこ, romaji kasanebako)

  1. Tiered boxes.

Etymology 2[edit]

Origin less clear. Chinese-derived on'yomi (, to stack) + Old Japanese (hako, box). The hako changes to bako due to rendaku (連濁).

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Noun[edit]

重箱 (hiragana じゅうばこ, romaji jūbako, historical hiragana ぢゅうばこ)

  1. Tiered boxes for holding and presenting food, traditionally made of wood and often lacquered, coming in sets designed to stack two, three, or even more layers high. Often square, jūbako may also come in different shapes. A set usually comes with a lid for the top layer.
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