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Bento4Japan Giveaway - Bento starter set and adorable handmade bag!

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The Bento4Japan fundraiser organized by my fellow bento bloggers has already raised thousands of dollars to aid Japan’s disaster relief - and it’s still running! And, here’s a chance for you to get one of the prizes that was offered! continue reading...

Bento lunches and "shokuiku" (food education) at a Japanese kindergarten

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Another Japan Times article - about how bento lunch time is used as a teaching opportunity at Japanese kindergartens. 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...

A message to the JustBento community

As you know, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake on March 11, 2011. The epicenter was off the north-eastern coast of Honshu, the main island of the Japanese archipelago. Much of that coastline has been destroyed. Thousands are dead, more are still missing. There are supply-line problems due to destroyed harbors and damaged roads (now gradually getting solved) that are causing more people to suffer and even die. And there’s the ongoing, serious situation at the Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) nuclear power plant.

I was lucky not to have lost anyone I knew personally. continue reading...

Bento4Japan, the Bento blogging community's fundraising site

My fellow bento bloggers have set up Bento4Japan, a fundraising site for the Japan Earthquake.

More details to follow.

Happy New Year!

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Welcome to 2011, the Year of the Miffy, I mean the bunny!

I was going to make an onigiri bunny, but a Miffy and friends (more amigurumi bunnies over on Just Hungry) emerged instead.

Here's to another eventful year!