Back To School Week Giveaway from CasaBento

CasaBento is one of the biggest online bento box and accessory sellers. They have a diverse selection of bento boxes, in all kinds of styles from cute-kawaii to sophisticated and traditional. They also carry other useful products for bento makers, such as 220V Zojirushi rice cookers - very hard to get a hold of in most of Europe, unless you live near a Japanese store. (Another bonus for European bento fans: they promise 2-3 day shipping here! For other regions of the world it’s 4-8 days, which is still pretty fast.)

CasaBento ships worldwide, and includes prepaid custom fees in their shipping charges (with the exception of the rice cookers), so you don’t have to worry about paying more before you get your hands on your bento goodies.

And this is the giveaway item that CasaBento is offering to JustBento readers - a Tokyo Japan Bento Box Set, with everything you need to get started with your bento-making!

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This set includes a colorful plastic two-tier bento box with a clear top lid, under which the matching chopsticks and spoon (both included of course) slot in nicely. There’s also a cute matching color bento belt, and a drawstring carrying bag. The total capacity of the two tiered box is 580ml, which is a great size for adults with small to average appetites or older kids.

The Tokyo Japan Bento Box Set is available in eight colors, and the winner gets to choose a set in the color of his or her choice. The colors kind of remind me of those candy-colored 2nd generation iMacs!

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How to enter the CasaBento giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks everyone for partcipating! The winner will be announced later this week.

This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide - or at least, anywhere that CasaBento can ship! (If in doubt, please ask them first. I’m not sure they ship to Antarctica, for example.)

To enter, just leave a comment to this post. The question to answer for this giveaway is - If you could choose to go to just one city that you’ve never been to, where would that be, and why? (OK it’s not quite bento related, but I’m running out of ideas ^_^;)

Be sure to include a valid email address where you can be contacted in the appropriate text box! Your comment must be posted by 23:59:59 EDT (U.S. East Coast Time) (or just before midnight) of Sunday, August 22th 2010. One lucky entry will be drawn at random to receive the Tokyo Japan Bento box. Good luck!

This is Giveaway No. 3 of Back To School Week. Stay tuned for more throughout the week!

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Re: Back To School Week Giveaway from CasaBento

Cairo. I've always been obsessed with Egypt, since I was a very small girl, and I've never been there because the area hasn't been safe for a long time. I'd want to go there to experience the culture, history, and, of course, the tourist destinations! Alexandria's a possibility too, but Cairo's definitely no. 1.

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Dublin, Ireland. Or really anywhere in Ireland. My family (historically speaking) is from Scotland on one side and from England on the other, as far as I know, but with the reddish hair, pale skin, and freckles, I'm sure I've got some Irish in there somewhere. Plus I love the music and what I know of the culture, and I'd love to learn more. A trip to Ireland is on my "bucket list" for sure.

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Ako because I have a friend who is working there as an English teacher. We met up with him in Tokyo on the way back from Chicago and didn't get a chance to go anywhere else in Japan.

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I've always wanted to go to Montreal because that is where my father's family is from and I have heard that it's beautiful.

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I have a weird hankering to visit some remote part of Siberia---any place where, during the Soviet era, was inaccessible to most of the world. Can I wish for an interpreter to accompany me?

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I'd go to Kyoto since I've been to Japan twice (Tokyo both times) but can never seem to make it to Kyoto..... I'd also like to get to Osaka and Nara (^_^)

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Our Girl Scout troop just went to New York City, so my choice now would be Paris...it may just happen as my daughter says she wants to get married in the Eiffel Tower!

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I would like to visit St. John in Canada to see the large tide changes.

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I would go to Florence, Italy to see all the art :)

Tokyo would be awesome too (close second)

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If I could go to any city it would probably Seoul in korea because I love K-pop and Seoul is a known place in korea for k-pop music <3

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I only get to pick one? When there's so many choices? When I'd be willing to go anywhere anytime at the drop of a hat?

Ok, if I have to pick just one I'll go with St. Petersburg. I grew up when the Iron Curtain was a real thing and when no American had gone to the USSR for nearly a generation. I knew a woman, much older than I, who was in the first group to go over there. Her stories about St. Petersburg seemed so incredibly exotic to me. All these years later, it's still on my list. So, St. Petersburg for me.

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i'm going to be unoriginal and say tokyo because it's been my dream ever since i was a little itty bitty child and i can't change my dreams just cause a whole bunch of other people want the same thing. i just want to be able to experience the kind of lifestyle there and observe all the cool people and their street fashion. and the bright lights. yes, i can't forget the bright lights.

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Too bad I've already been to Tokyo (although I was only 12 at that time) so that doesn't count. I'd dearly love to visit again.

As for a city I've never been, I'd like to see Paris, London, or New York. These are large cities located in very high latitudes, so definitely I'll get to experience different weather. They also have a lot of sights to see, and also different cultures to observe. I love travelling!

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I would love to go to Lombardy, Italy. Ever since I saw pictures of Lake Como, I've been dying to go.

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Lhasa for the light! And for many other reasons. Thanks for organising this give away while I'm sure you're still recuperating, Maki!

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I would want to go Las Vegas, New Orleans, Tokyo, Rome, Sydney, and Boston. Each of thoes cities sounds magical! LAs Vegas sounds like a big, tacky, neon, party. New ORleans seems has an old world classy feel in my mind ( if you stay away from the crime areas). Rome is Rome, the history, the foood, I'm hungury thinking about it. And Tokyo I would spend an unbelieveable ammount of money in tokyo, take an outrageous ammount of pictures and be inspired for the rest of my life.

"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money." ~Susan Heller

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Like many people who visit here I'd love to see Tokyo! Or Sydney . . .

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Hmmm...I think I would like to go and visit somewhere in the east...new york city. I would also love to go to Germany or Paris!!! It would be neat to travel somewhere not so close to home :)

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Venice. Living on the west coast of North America, we don't have the same kind of cultural heritage. I would love to bask in the history. :) I've been to Asahikawa, Japan, which is also quite new and modern (with Native traditions similar to the local Haida!), but all my other travels have been here.

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I would love to visit Oslo. A cool Scandinavian vibe would be good right now!

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Oh my! There are so many places I want to go. My top four would be the Holy Land (for the history), Hawaii (for the beauty), and Poland (for family), Greece (also for the history).

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Rome. I'd love to say Paris but I've been there once before so Rome is my next choice followed closely by Kyoto.

Fun!

I would want to visit Manila, I think. I have family out there, and still haven't scrounged up enough funds for that kind of trip. I'd love to explore the full range of filipino delicacies and not-so-delicacies, while maybe finally learning more about my heritage.

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I would love to go to Tokyo because there are so many things I've always wanted to do there, such as shop in the famous Laforet Summer Sale (I heard they can get crazy!), walk along the Harajuku streets, LUCKY BAGS!!!, Shibuya 109, explore Akiharabara, load up on gashapons and ufo catcher prizes (YESS), buy a ton of lolita and punk clothes, go to my first vkei concert, Kiddyland, summer festival, and the list goes on... :)

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I'd love to visit Paris...I want love art and architecture so it would be awesome.

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I'd want to visit Las Vegas. Just so I can finally say I've experienced it (:

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I'd want to visit Las Vegas, just so I can finally say I've experienced it (:

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i would love to visit cairo.
it sound very exciting and also full of history.

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Bristol, England. i just watched Skins and i think that place look amazing, not too busy/ fancy. it will be somewhere i want to live in, in the future perhaps.

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Oooh, such a question...uhhh, I want to go visit...Osaka! lols, must be from watching Azumanga Daioh, hehe

and a note about the netos: the colors are so nice, the pink is nice, but so is the red, ooh but the green and the blue, lols

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Oooh, such a question...uhhh, I want to go visit...Osaka! lols, must be from watching Azumanga Daioh, hehe

and a note about the netos: the colors are so nice, the pink is nice, but so is the red, ooh but the green and the blue, lols

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I would like to one day go to Tokyo. I know this is an answer that many people will say, but I've always wanted to go to Japan. With my weaboo tendencies dwindling, I still find myself wanting to go to Japan til this day. There is something about the old and new cultures, the society, and draws me to want to visit.

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I have always wanted to go to a city in Alaska. Seward is beautiful, I hear.

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I've always wanted to visit Sydney, Australia and explore different areas both there and inland. It's one of two continents I have not gotten to visit yet. (The other is Antarctica)

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Honestly, I think I'd like to go to London. I have quite a few online friends there that I would love to meet in person, not to mention just see the sights in general.

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I'd want to go to Aukland, because that would mean I was in New Zealand, and I've always wanted to go there ever since Lord of the Rings came out :D

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I've always wanted to visit Dublin, Ireland. Being from across the pond, it makes it difficult to get there - but I have so much ancestry there that I can't wait to visit someday!

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I wanna visit Rome, the base of the Roman Empire......

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I've always wanted to visit Ireland, so perhaps Dublin. Paris would be another top destination, in particular for the architecture and the museums. As macabre as it may be, I've always wanted to see the Paris Catacombs (maybe I won't pack a bento for that day trip). ;-)

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hmm... I would totally go to London. Soo many sites to see, and you gotta love the accent, lol.

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Love this cute bento!

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My family has always used a Zojirushi or Tiger Brand rice cooker. Hehe they're great appliances!

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I'd love to go to Tokyo since I've read so much about it.

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I would love to go to Tokyo... I had a good friend in High School who moved back to Tokyo when we were in 10th grade. We kept in touch by mail for quite some time, but then lost touch. I always wondered what happened to her...

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New York is the city I'd pick since I've talked with family about going there before.

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I'd choose Tokyo or Kyoto for eating and shopping!

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I would love to visit Moscow one day. I've been to other parts of Russia, but never Moscow.

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I think that I would either choose Milan or London... Milan for the history, or London for the fun! If pushed, though, I'd probably go for Milan. London doesn't have an archive full of Inquisition court records and documents :)

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There are so many places I'd love to visit! Kyoto and Sendai for the Tanabatta festival.. I know they're not cities, but I really want to visit Tibet, India, Peru, and definitely return to Hawaii and Ireland!

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I'd love to visit Tibet!