The Watering Hole

Hello from Oregon

Hello everyone,

My name is John and I just joined the site today. I am a professional writer and photographer specializing in natural history subjects. I also have a deep and life-long interest in Japanese language, literature, and culture. I have traveled to Japan many times and can't wait for my next trip there (although when that will be I don't know). continue reading...

Hello and help!

Hi! Everyone. Right off the bat I’m going to say that I don’t have my website(Waaaaay too lazy!). I’m a semi-active teenager who is just a few pounds overweight sigh… so I decided why not loose a few pounds by doing what I love! a) Eat Japanese food. b) Cooking!!!!!!!
I do have a slight problem with bento-ing though; I’m kind of busy, and like sugar-spazz said I like most teenagers don’t have any control over food shopping. So if somebody could help me come up with a plan for just throwing stuff together? Thanks so much!! P.S-I have a rive cooker/steamer. (Which I looooove:P)

Bento'n in Vegas

I've been an avid reader and fan of Just Bento for several months now, and thought I'd finally say hi! I just made my first bento lunch to take to the courthouse tomorrow for jury duty selection (I figured it was the perfect excuse!).

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Helloooo from Canada!

Hi everyone! I'm completely new to the world of bento - I'm doing it out of desperation as my 5 and 3 yr olds are SO PICKY!!! The 5 yr old (both girls) will be starting grade 1 in September, her first full day schooling (kindy is only 1/2 day here). She will be left to her own devices for lunch, so this is more of added insurance that she'll eat properly.

As I say in my (new, only 2 posts) blog, they come by the bento world honestly - they're hapa, or half Japanese (although some would argue that I'm more Japanese than their Canadian-born Japanese dad). continue reading...

Your favorite food movies?

With the much anticipated release of Julie & Julia yesterday in the U.S. (see here for upcoming release dates in other countries - I won’t be able to see it until September, rats!), I thought it might be fun to talk about our favorite movies in which food plays a major role. Here are some of mine -

The pantheon: continue reading...

  • Tampopo - could just possibly be my all time favorite movie, period.

Miami's Nice

I am new to bento and already obessed. I tend to jump into hobbies in a big way. I have been consistently monitoring all of the favorite bento sites and have decided to join the journal community as a start. I do not think I have enough time or energy to blog but we'll see. I have been on a quest in Miami for bento supplies. Wouldn't you know I ordered one shipment from IchibanKan before the online store closed. How sad. I was on vacation without computer when they announced their closing and lost the opportunity to hoo. I have made up for it quickly with 7 bento boxes to start. continue reading...

From Swine Flu To Bentos

I never normally go for introductions but here it goes...

Hi all, I'm (nearly) 23, I'm from England, and I've been making bentos whole week now!

It was a complete accident that I came across all this. Me and my boyfriend spent a week laid up with swine flu (it's not fun!), and his housemates had us quarantined to one room! So with no TV channels, no DVD player, no outside world, and only a Playstation and a semi-functional laptop for entertainment, I planned to use my time to research sakura for a 'project' I'm working on. continue reading...

I actually joined this time...

Hello everyone!
I've just joined, but i have been on this site quite a few times now browsing through the recipes and always meant to join but must have been sidetracked by the thought of food everytime, until now! So just a quick hello, i am quite a beginner when it comes to bento and havent exactly got award winning presentation skills as of yet but have tried some really great recipes out so far.
I'm at university studying dance so i need lots of energy, if anyone has any bento tips to help me out they are very much appreciated!