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Bento box spotlight: A real Pokeball bento box

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There are plenty of Pokémon oriented bento things out there. Get da ze! continue reading...

Takara Tomy Arts Smart-Han: The most compact bento box ever...??

A review, of sorts, of a very compact rice carrier called the Smart-Han.

(Warning: Nothing at all here that’s not safe for work, but if you are the type of person that’s easily offended, please skip this post. Thank you. ^_^) continue reading...

What do you call a bento creator?

Now that bentos are becoming more and more popular outside of Japan, the question arises:

What do you call someone who makes bentos? continue reading...

Video: Get your kid ready for school and a bento in less than 5 minutes!

I am a bit wary of putting Japanese YouTube videos here, because soon after I do they seem to be taken down. But I’m taking a chance with this one (via sherimiya on Twitter) because it’s just too funny. It’s from a program on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), one of the major Japanese TV networks, called Jitan Seikatsu Gaido Shou (時短生活ガイドショー), an infotainment show about how to save time in all kinds of ways. continue reading...