'Shufu' Culture and the Bento
While the "lady of the house” may be an outdated concept in the West, in Japan, the woman working at home is a well-respected and meaningful topic when it comes to examining the hidden depths of Japanese culture.
Autumn Bento for Nikko
A trip to Nikko inspires Shirley Wong to come up with a stunning seasonal bento design.
The Secret to a Hot Bento
Imagine opening the lid of your bento box and getting your chopsticks out to eat what should be steaming hot rice—but it’s cold and somehow tasteless. Want to avoid this disappointment?
Bento 101: So What's a Bento, Anyway?
The Japan Guy covers everything from convenience store (konbini) bento to home-made works of art,
Top 5 Chains for Cheap Bento
Super Cheap Japan walks us through their top picks for a cheap bite!
Get Your Spook On with these Halloween Bento!
With Halloween right around the corner, what better way to liven up your kids’ lives (or your own!) by making cute, delectable little Halloween-themed bento?
Top 5 'Frozen' Bento
What better for snow season than a delightful bunch of bento based on Disney's "Frozen"?
Ekiben Pull into France
Paris-Gare de Lyon will be selling station bento starting in winter 2016!
Dried Seaweed—A New Art Medium
No need for an exacto knife now that Kozen, a world-renowned seaweed supplier, has begun creating elaborate art designs on nori sheets.
A Japanese Bento Box In New York
A variety of New York-based businesses—from small-scale entrepreneurs to multinational brand names—are gradually succeeding in introducing Japanese bento culture to the world.
Take a 2-Hour Lesson in Japanese Cuisine
Ayuko Akiyama’s Buddha Bellies cooking class offers hands-on courses in Japanese cuisine—including advanced courses in cutting sushi and sashimi.
Sushi Roll Bento
Learn how to make a simple sushi roll bento—and more importantly, how to roll sushi without a sushi mat!
These 5 Horror Bento Will Eat Your Appetite!
Could you imagine opening your bento and seeing these creations staring back at you?
Little Miss Bento's 5 Cutest Sushi Recipes
Check out some of the most adorable and delicious sushi recipes from Little Miss Bento!
Calvin & Hobbes Snowman Bento
Wanna bury a snowman?
Bento Models Entice Hungry Kitty
A Twitter user captures a cat taking his time deciding which bento to get.
Triangular Rice Balls Are So Last Season
This group of cute anime edibles with rounded, 3-D bodies might be at home sitting in a museum!
How a Bento Manga Changed the Rules for Women
When “Nonchan Noriben” was published in 1995, the idea of a divorcée trying to pick up her life as a single mother was still taboo in Japan.
Kill two birds with one stone—satisfying your sweet tooth and buying osechi for New Year's—by heading over to Ginza Cozy Corner for a special turn-of-the-year treat.
Evangelion Shinkansen Gets its Own Ekiben
With the Evangelion Shinkansen bullet train scheduled to start running from November 3, passengers are going to need something to eat.