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Hi from Louisiana

Hello-I just joined this forum-I am very excited to have found it-My son and I returned to the US from Japan in November-I lived there 13 years and he was born there and is half-Japanese-He has eaten Japanese food since he could eat and at school in Japan he always had really yummy and healthy(compared to my area) school lunch-When we moved to the US he had school lunch and then i found out that he is allergic to eggs, sugar, gluten/wheat, chicken, pork and a host of other things so he needs to bring his lunch-Since regular sandwiches are out things like onigiri and side dishes work best for h continue reading...

Locating friends in Japan

Here is a useful site posted by one of my contacts in Japan.

For those members that have friends in Japan, this may help you located them.

My classmates from Japan are scattered all over the world.

Some of them have returned to Japan though.

I hope that your friends in Japan are safe and sound.



Greetings From Colorado!

Hello Forum!

My name is Trish and I live along the Front Range in Colorado. I am originally from Alberta, Canada, moved to the States almost 20 years ago. I make bentos for my daughter, who is elementary school, and am looking to start making them for myself as well as I am looking as losing some weight. continue reading...

Hey From Memphis,TN

Evening All,

Bramble here. I'm not sure if I ever posted an intro on here or not, but it's been over 2 years so I think a new one would be a good idea.

Name: Bramble
Status: Taken
Why I'm on "Just Bento" : Because I love learning about cultures through their food and find the concept and execution of bento interesting.
What do I do besides surf on the web: I'm a college student majoring in Culinary Arts
Other interests: Learning to bellydance, cooking, reading when I get time, swimming continue reading...

Greetings from Indonesia :)

Hello, I'm Josey. I'm 17, and is still a high school student in Indonesia.
I have just learned how to make bentos (and cook), since I am going to move to Singapore for university soon, and when I found this site, it gives me a great idea to practice making my own bentos so I can save my pocket money and maintain my health easier.

I will learn a lot from you all, and I hope I can help you in return! :)

Kiwi member's well being!

How are the members from New Zealand doing?

What can we do to help out?


Hello from NYC

My name is Kerstin and I currently live in NYC. I have been making bentos for a few months now, basically since my husband was diagnosed with celiacs and we were trying to figure out a way for him to have gluten free lunches (on a budget!). I've always loved cooking & I love japanese food, so after a little googling I came to justbento. I was completely convinced after I purchased the Just Bento Cookbook. This book is amazing and very inspiring. It encouraged me to try out a lot of different foods & be more creative with my food. continue reading...