Friday, August 28, 2009

Creative Bento Lunches

Bento is an art form for packing lunches in the Japanese culture. When you think of lunchboxes, you're probably thinking of the old brown paper bag or the cute cartoon character metal or plastic lunchboxes children take to school with them.

The Japanese have taken the act of packing a lunch or meal to a whole different level of sophistication and fun!

What makes them fun is that these boxes come in many creative styles. The compartments can be the same size or different sizes and the Bento Boxes themselves can be made from different materials and they come in many different themes and shapes from kitty shaped hello kitty box to a round shaped lunch box with two layers.























































































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4 comments :

JC said...

i got pretty hungry! XD

MCM said...

Very nice food capture......make my very hungry la.....

Anonymous said...

Those are not made by japanese. It's easy to notice, because the food is not balanced and it's just put in a colorfull way. The obento is supposed to be a complete meal and most of those photos only show as a lot of candies. If it's what people consider health for children, no wonder why there are so many fat americans.

Erin O'Brien said...

nice eye candy no matter who ate it!