There exists no cuter lunch than the bento. These little Japanese lunches have gained quite a following here in the U.S.. Bento blogs and Flikr groups abound. I, being such a fan of cuteness, and a lover of Japanese food, could not resist the lure of the bento. But, let's face it, bento paraphernalia is pricey. I was shopping around on sites like Jbox, where even the simplest bento boxes are around $20. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I'm a major cheapskate. So, no $20 bentos for me. I finally found an awesome site called, "Ichiban Kan" They have lots of bentos and accessories for way cheap, like $1.50! I even thought that it must be too good to be true. My order arrived today. Only 3 days after I placed it. How sweet is that?
This is Jayson's first bento.