bento boxes

Bento box review: The all-stainless steel LunchBots Quad

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An in-depth look into the newest all-stainless steel bento box from LunchBots. Includes a special discount offer for JustBento readers! continue reading...

Bento box review: Atsuben Kun heats up your lunch

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A review of a sleek little bento box that actually heats up your food without a microwave. continue reading...

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 box review: The Idea bento box may just be the ideal bento box

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A review of a very versatile bento box that’s especially good for bento beginners. continue reading...

Great bento box makers: A visit to Hakoya in Ishikawa, Japan

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In April, I had the opportunity to pay a visit to one of my favorite Japanese bento box makers, Hakoya. Here’s my report, with lots of eye candy for bento box lovers! continue reading...

Bento supplies vendor news, plus a summer bento safety reminder

Some news from the great bento suppliers who help to keep this site going, plus a reminder to keep your food safe during the summer months. continue reading...

Gorgeous Akita Cedar Magewappa Bento Box Up for Auction for Bento4Japan

Update: The box has been sold for an amazing $380! I want to protect the privacy of the winning bidder, but I can reveal she’s from the south-eastern part of the U.S., and she’s going to gift it to her 85 year old mother. What a lovely gift, and thought!

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Here’s a chance to get a beautiful magewappa bento box and help Japan too! continue reading...

Looking at thermal bento sets and lunch jars

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Do you like the idea of bentos, but not the idea of eating cold food all the time for lunch? Or maybe you just yearn for some hot soup in the winter months, but you don’t have access to a microwave at lunchtime. A thermal bento set or lunch jar could be just what you need. But which one? continue reading...