Bento is my very favourite Japanese tradition. What could be more delightful than sending your children off to school knowing that their little faces will light up when they see the surprises in their lunch boxes?
This doesn’t just go for children either. Japanese women do the same for husbands, and one New York lawyer finds the zen she needs to get through the day in the carefully constructed pleasure of Bento. Check out her beautiful lunches on her Bento blog.