Musubi or gonigirih predates the use of chopsticks, and was initially intended as an easy way to eat food during any time of the day. Musubi comes from the Japanese word gmusubuh which means, gto tie, bind or link togetherh. Every Asian country has adopted a similar type of food for its convenience. Musubi gained popularity during the time of the samurai as it was seen as easy to transport and eat in times of battle. The samurai would carry these rice balls in a bamboo sheath and eat when it was safe to do so. Musubi has dozens of various flavors and is primarily seen as a filling lunch-style food in Japan. Each country has its own variation of musubi, but Japanese style musubi is the most iconic, and popular. Just as the original meaning of the word, musubi is not just a simple rice ball, but is a means of bringing people together.