Just Bento 1st Anniversary / Just Hungry 5th Anniversary Giveaway!

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Howdy! Just Bento and big sister site Just Hungry are having a big birthday bash giveaway extravaganza this week! You can read the Just Hungry post here, but I wanted to thank all Just Bento readers specially for helping this site to grow in readership numbers exponentially in its first year!

So, without further ado, here is today’s Just Bento giveaway!

First the rules again

Full information is in the Just Hungry post, but the important bits:

This giveaway is open to everyone, regardless of where you live, as long as you can receive mail!

Your comment must contain the following, or your entry will be disqualified:

  • Your email address - put this in the Email box so that spambots can’t see it. The email is necessary so I can contact you if you win!
  • Your name (a nickname is ok)
  • Your location (country)
  • You can enter/comment for all giveaways if you want, but one item per comment please!
  • Your comment must be posted before the stated deadline.

Note: None of the following items is a review copy, advertising freebie, etc. They are all items that I have duplicates or similar of myself and have used and loved!

Delivery: I’ll airmail you the item if you win ASAP, but I cannot guarantee you’ll get in time for Christmas.

Here’s the first item for Just Bento!

Just Bento Giveaway No. 1: akinoichigo’s Character Bento book


As I wrote about previously, akinoichigo is one of the leading kyaraben / charaben artists in Japan. Her first book akinoichigo’s Fun Fun! Character Bento (akinoichigoのわくわく! キャラクターのお弁当) is full of gorgeous photos and how-tos, which you can get lots of inspiration from even if you don’t read Japanese (though of course, that would help). The techniques range from basic to rather more complicated, so if you’re looking to improve your cute-bento making skills this book is a must for your library!

DEADLINE: Your comment/entry must be posted before Midnight Greenwich Mean Time on Thursday, December 4th.

Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your comments!

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Happy 1st anniversary! I

Happy 1st anniversary! I enjoy your blog very much and have been trying some of your recipes. Keep up the good work!

Country: USA

My name is Colin, I’m from

My name is Colin, I’m from the United States, and your site really inspires me to make bento everyday for lunch — I love it!

Happy anniversary, Just Bento!


I love your blog and would love to get a bento cookbook.!

Location: Canada

Location: Canada


Congrats on an awesome site. Lizzie Canada

Kawaii! Character bentos

Kawaii! Character bentos look too cute to eat. Lizzie Canada

Kawaii! Character bentos

Kawaii! Character bentos look too cute to eat. Lizzie Canada

sorry, please delete the

sorry, please delete the second comment


Cute Bentos, what could be better…oh yeah, eating them!!

Leslie from Cali- USA

name: joyce country: USA i

name: joyce country: USA

i love your blog! :D

Happy Birthday

This is my favorite BLOG! I grew up in Zurich.

Hope I'm not too late to enter!

I’ve been reading your blog here in Australia for a few months now and am slowly being inspired to make nicer lunches for all the family.

Not sure if the comment

Not sure if the comment before went through but my info was wrong. In case it didn’t:

Congratulations on a great first year and many more to come.

Desiree United States

You're an inspiration

Your blog has inspired me to try and make bentos in my country, where Japanese ingredients are sometimes hard to find or expensive. But anyway, I always have ‘sushi’ rice and nori at home. I love them.

Thanks for sharing!

Claudia Guerrero Mexico City, Mexico

Your location - USA i love

Your location - USA

i love your site!

Happy Anniversary!

Ahhh, I love browsing akinoichigo’s site so I’d love to have her book!

Eve, U.S.

Happy Anniversary!

Ahhh, I love browsing akinoichigo’s site so I’d love to have her book!

Eve, U.S.