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

I'd love to go to Toyko; it's one of those places that you need to go to at least once! Plus it would be nice to get in touch with my Japanese heritage.

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This one is easy, I would love to go to Kyoto. I'm working with my school to do a full year in Japan during my study abroad but I'll be in Tokyo and drowning in schoolwork most likely. I do a lot of reading and there is just a world of things I would like to see there.

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Since I have never been out of the United States, (Niagara Falls doesn't count in my reality) I would travel just about anywhere else in the world if I could. I have friends and family in Europe. Although the islands around Greece would be wonderful. Sun, sand and water!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Tokyo for the ramen.

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I would LOVE to go to Okinawa, Japan since my father was born there.

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I would want to go to Cairo I think, I want to go there so bad, but am scared of the climate. :)

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I've never been to Tokyo and I'd love to go -- eating and shopping and sightseeing there would be great!

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I, like many readers, would like to make a pilgrimage to Tokyo. I would love to go around the city and see what modern Japanese life is like.

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Well, I would say Tokyo, but I've already got plans in the works to make that trip a reality, so I'm going to go with Berlin instead. My ancestry is mostly German, and I spent 6 months in Southern Germany as an exchange student, but I never managed to get up to Berlin.

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I would choose to go to Tokyo, Japan so that I might experience real ramen first-hand (I am a ramen fiend).

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Tokyo! - Visiting Japan is in my 10 year plan. And of course I'd buy bento boxes!

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I'd like to go to the Harajuku area of Tokyo because I love dressing up! I want to see all the neat outfits that people put together and have an excuse to wear whatever I want.

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I'd like to visit Barcelona. There's no reason why, other than the fact that it's a beautiful city.

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My grandmother has always dreamed of going to Rome but has never done so, so that's where I want to go. Rome. (With my granny, of course)

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I would love to be in Honolulu, Hawaii right now with my best friend who is stationed there while her husband is in the military. I miss her SO much!

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Singapore City.....because I'm going there soon!! YEA

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Oh and I guess Narita too since I will stop at the airport on the way to Singapore!!

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I see that most people want to go to these simply fab cities. I'm simple and can't even decide between two basic cities. Sacramento, CA, because one of my favorite nephews moved there over a year ago and I haven't seen him since (boo hoo). OR, Portland, OR to visit my dear cousin and her littles.

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Morocco. I'm not sure why but I always have a secret love affair with Morocco. Maybe influenced with Casablanca but any Morocco travel photos always inticed me to go. :) One day!

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I'd go to Las Vegas!
Maybe I could find the gorgeous B. Cooper, marry someone or figure out how is it that there's a tiger in my room.

Now seriously, I went to L.A and I could see Las Vegas from the airplane. I remember thinking "one day, I'll go there" Seems a crazy city!!! ;)

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I would Love to go to Cairo, Egypt. To see the sites and the Nile :)

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Beijing, China!

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I have always wanted to see where some of my family is from, so Palermo in Sicily would be interesting.

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These are so pretty!

Okay, the question: If you could choose to go to just one city that you’ve never been to, where would that be, and why?

Vancouver, BC. There's supposed to be great Japanese food as well as a strong slow food/locovore movement.

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ooo. this is a bit difficult, since there's so many places i want to go & haven't had a chance to visit. i think if i really had to pick, however, i'd like to go to london. i'm a big fan of british literature & studied british history & would love to be able to see all the sights that i've read about - tower of london, buckingham palace, 221b baker street, etc.

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If I could go anywhere, with no one rushing me or harassing me or had to worry about any expense... I think I would like to go to somewhere near Moskow, Russia. I think I pick Moskow because, and I hate to admit this, I am afraid of being in Russia. I am comfortable in the most dangerous cities in America, but I am afraid of Russia. It is a beautiful country, with breath taking natural beauty and architecture... but it is turbulent and historically unstable and dangerous. I feel on a personal level it is a personal failing that I am afraid of the country, especially since I have known a good number of Russian and Ukrainian immigrants and exchange students who were among some of the friendliest and most loving people I have known. I do not fear the people or the desperate conditions of their lives - I fear their government and their law enforcement..... and I realize these fears may be irrational as the only stories I have to go by are the stories of immigrants fleeing their motherland and documentaries on the history channel. I suppose that I would like to see it for myself, and judge for myself whether or not it is so bad.

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I'd like to visit Tokyo! I've never been to Asia, and I absolutely love Japanese food. Outside of Japan, I think my top city would be Palermo, or anywhere in Sicily, because my family is from there! But I'm in med school right now, so those will have to wait...

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If I could choose a Country it would be Japan ^-^
But I wouln't go to Tokyo, because all people my age I ask, that went to Japan before told not to visit Tokyo because ist doesen't show the japanese culture very well.
Therefore if ein could choose a city I think I would pick Kyōto =)

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If I could go to any city I would go to Paris. I have a lot of family there I've never met and feel bad for never telling them, "Good morning", "Nice weather? huh", or "How was your day?"

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I would visit Toyama, where my cousin is getting her PhD in Bio...
I haven't seen her is such a long time, and miss her a lot...
It would be a great opportunity to hug her again and experience first hand a fascinating new culture =)

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I'd love to go to Thailand. My niece just came back, and I'm seriously jealous. Maybe. Someday.

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I would love to visit Tokyo. I am totally hooked on Studio Ghibli and would absolutely love the visit the museum at Mitaka. Hopefully I will be realising this dream in Jan 2012. xx

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Definitely Tokyo. I'm addicted to Japanese stuff (one of the reasons why I love bentos). I just love everything about Japan. And I like big modern cities. So I would love to go to Tokyo.

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I've always wanted to go to Sapporo and see the ice carvings and swim in the pools with the snow monkeys!

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I'd love to go to Akihabara, the otaku mecca of the world. Being a native of Ohio, we don't have much to offer on the front of cool anime, manga, and merchandise. I think it'd be cool to be surrounded by a community of fellow otaku in the country I've always dreamed of visiting. I'd either like to go there or Paris. I'd love to visit the Louvre and see all the beautiful architecture and try some of the delicious food France has to offer. I'd burn through so many batteries and memory cards in either place. n_n

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To only pick one is so hard! I have to say that of all the cities I can pick, it would have to be Kyoto, Japan. Japanese culture and history just astounds me, and Kyoto is stock-piled with this. I know there are other places just as rich in culture and history in Japan, but Kyoto just seems extremely special to me.

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Victoria BC. Canada.
I live on the east coast of Canada so seeing the west coast would be cool. ( I know know, any where in the world and I pick a place where I don't even need a passport.) Plus I would go with my family, we are the type of people that would get a kick out of bring a jar of the Atlantic ocean with us to dump in the Pacific Ocean to see if the two ocean waters could mix together/ if they where different colours. Not to mention all the different wildlife, culture, and landscape we could explore!!
In the needing a passport column: Angel Falls (Salto Angel), Guiana Highlands, Venezuela, Africa.

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Barcelona, for cuisine and culture!

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Somehow I haven't made it to NY City and I'd love to go to the museums there.

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I'd go to Fukuoka, as that is where my penpal of twenty years lives!

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I'd go to Paris because I've never been and would love to. I'm intoxicated with French food, language, culture and fashion...but mostly the food!

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I'd go to Accra.

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This is a bit lame, but I've always, from when I was really little and found an educational computer game on this, wanted to go to the San Diego Zoo. They have an incredible collection and do a lot of cool stuff for wildlife preservation awareness.

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I'd like to visit cities all over the world, but would really like to visit Kyoto. Big cities are fun, but I'm much happier getting out and seeing the shrines, countryside, and everything else. Getting away is sure a nice thought though.

Jonathan

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I'll like to visit Otaru! I've been to Japan several times, but never to Hokkaido. There's so much I want to eat and see there!

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I would love to go to Sydney, Australia—mostly because I'd like to get another continent crossed off my Places to Visit list.

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Venice! I know everyone always describes it as a giant tourist trap, but I can't resist. It's referred to as both timeless and fading, so I'd like to get there as soon as possible :)

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Oh what a great question! I have been lucky enough to visit many countries in my lifetime, but I have never been to Asia. I would really love to visit Tokyo to see all of the amazing sights, eat delicious food, and of course go crazy mental bento shopping! Thanks for the fun giveaway! michmarq (at) hotmail (dot) com

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I would love to go to Korea. Maybe Seoul or Pusan, I don't know... But I really curious to try korean food. It sounds delicious!

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I'd love to go to Tokyo! I'd love to eat all the yummy food and see all the Kawaii things and buy them all!

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