The contents of the bin are easily visible because the lid is made of highly-transparent acrylic. Developed especially for this bin, the lid also utilizes shihosan, a traditional kiribako technique of placing four bars on the reverse side, resulting in a durable lid. A shihosan lid makes the bin airtight; and the lid does not easily pop out even if the bin tips over. There are two grooves at the bars behind the lid which allow the lid to hook onto the edges of the bin, a convenient feature for when the bin needs refilling. The reverse side of the lid also contains a magnet which can be used to attach the one cup-sized measuring cup to it, which prevents the measuring cup from being buried and stored in the rice.