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Bento Crash Course

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Forced by economic reality, more and more people are brown-bagging it these days. Why not learn from the Japanese and put some style and creativity into your mobile lunch? Some recommended Japanese books on the celebrated bento.

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Even if you don’t (yet) read Japanese, the mouthwatering photographs in these books are highly inspirational. Many of the books also show step-by-step photos or illustrations of how to make the bento.

Click on the photos for more detailed info—the link takes you to the J-List site where every single one of these unique Japanese books can be ordered online.

Our Bento ~ Watashitachi no Obento
Our Bento ~ Watashitachi no Obento

Price: $16.00

More Our Bento ~ Motto Watashitachi no Obento
More Our Bento ~ Motto Watashitachi no Obento

Price: $22.50

Basic Bento ~ Kihon no Obento
Basic Bento ~ Kihon no Obento

Price: $10.00

How to make Bento Art ~ Obento Art no Tsukurikata
Bento Art ~ Obento Art no Tsukurikata

Price: $17.50

200 Favorite Dishes for Obento ~ Ninki no Obento Okazu 200
Dishes for Obento ~ Ninki no Obento Okazu 200

Price: $16.00

Irohani Obento – How To Bento Guide Book
Irohani Obento - How To Bento Guide Book

Price: $18.50

Easy Daily Lunches ~ Mainichi Rakuraku Obento
Easy Daily Lunches ~ Mainichi Rakuraku Obento

Price: $18.50

As mentioned above, all these books are for sale on the site of our loyal sponsor J-List.

If you want to go even deeper into your bento experience, also check out all the bento accessories that J-List offers. Everything from authentic bento boxes to handy tools!

Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

wow they can make art of everything O___O even bento?!
it looks to pretty to eat XD
wish i had the time and creativity to make myself a lunch box in the morning DX
Japanese people eat so healthy, i think that’s really admirable these days.

Jini
Dec 1, 2009 (1789 days ago)

Good point about the eating healthy part! Bento should be promoted as a fun way to eat healthy.

I am a bento addict myself. Because I have many food allergies eating processed food can cause me lots of trouble. Bento makes my life so much better!

Kjeld Duits (author)
Dec 1, 2009 (1789 days ago)

Wow, it is like a owrk of art. So creative and looks like beautifully sculptered food :) Its looks tasty too. Yum :)

wowchicken
Dec 4, 2009 (1786 days ago)

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