My sister does bentos: charaben (kyaraben) for a girl and boy

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Here are some bentos made by a typical busy Japanese mom - my sister Mayumi - for her two kids. continue reading...

Good news, and better news (Just Bento Cookbook update)

Where I've been (again), plus a book status update! continue reading...

Bentos are a great way to sample the best restaurants in Japan

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A little taste of haute cuisine in a bento box. continue reading...

Cooking Gallery's My Bento Contest

Another bento contest with great prizes. continue reading...

Yet another personal update

Hi JustBento fans! I'm so sorry for neglecting you these days, but I do have some good reasons. For an update, please read this (scroll down past the sweet potato part). I and/or The Guy hope to be back soon!

Great bento box makers: Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten in Odate, Akita, Japan

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Last year, I visited the workshop of Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten, one of the most renowned makers of magewappa (bent wood) bento boxes and other items in Japan. Here, finally, is my report. continue reading...

Bento contests: Food deco contest at All Things For Sale

A contest with a cash prize! What can be better? continue reading...

Guy Does Bento no. 5: Meatloaf and potatoes

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The Guy comes up with a manly meat-and-potatoes bento with not a rice grain in sight. continue reading...