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July 2019 Daily Snaps WINNER Announced!

Thanks for all of your July Daily Snap submissions! Keep an eye out for the August 2019 Bento Snaps Blog Post to find out how to enter!

 

We are super happy to announce that @idontlikechocolatebrownies has been crowned the winner of July 2019 Daily Snaps! The rustic ham, cheese, and pickle sandwich on delicious bread, surrounded with vibrant cherries, certainly hit the spot! Congratulations!

 

One of our other favorite entries included a true smorgasbord from @hisago_ya, featuring asparagus, edamame, roasted corn, and more!

 

Melting in the heat? Cool off with a delicious ice cream, delivered to you with a smile by the adorable twin frogs! With hand-carved detail such as the crosshatch apple, flower cucumbers, and more, these frogs live in style! Thanks @bentowhimsy!

 

Add veggies and health to your bento with this original and unique style, featuring a multicolored cauliflower 'forest', and aesthetic tamagoyaki egg omelette rolls from @cogsturning!

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Thanks for all of your July Daily Snap submissions! Keep an eye out for the August 2019 Bento Snaps Blog Post to find out how to enter!

 

We are super happy to announce that @idontlikechocolatebrownies has been crowned the winner of July 2019 Daily Snaps! The rustic ham, cheese, and pickle sandwich on delicious bread, surrounded with vibrant cherries, certainly hit the spot! Congratulations!

 

One of our other favorite entries included a true smorgasbord from @hisago_ya, featuring asparagus, edamame, roasted corn, and more!

 

Melting in the heat? Cool off with a delicious ice cream, delivered to you with a smile by the adorable twin frogs! With hand-carved detail such as the crosshatch apple, flower cucumbers, and more, these frogs live in style! Thanks @bentowhimsy!

 

Add veggies and health to your bento with this original and unique style, featuring a multicolored cauliflower 'forest', and aesthetic tamagoyaki egg omelette rolls from @cogsturning!

Read more


Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Dragon Ball, the famous Japanese anime! Here at Bento&co, we are celebrating this legendary series through exclusive Dragon Ball products available only at Bento&co! With unique designs and patterns, take a nostalgic trip back to your childhood. With both individual products and curated bundles available, take advantage of our special bundle prices and save your money for the next Dragon Ball items! 

 

Remember Goku, armed with his trademark martial arts staff and crazy hair? Find him front and center on our vibrant orange Goku Three Tier Bento Box! Definitely a must for Dragon Ball fans! 

You can also join Goku on the Dragon Ball Bento Box 1L or 1.3L box, surrounded by all of his friends, including Krillin, Oolong, Master Roshi, Turtle, and more! 

Need some cutlery? Grab the Dragon Ball Chopsticks and increase your power with the seven golden Dragon Balls on a vibrant blue background, with each ball containing an increasing amount of stars.


More Goku? Can’t get enough? Our Dragon Ball Goku Bundle combines our Goku products in a Red Ribbon Army Cooler Bag, for easy transport for your next Saiyan adventure! With the Goku Three Tier Bento Box and Dragon Ball Bento Box 1L accompanied by the Dragon Ball Chopsticks, showcase your love of Dragon Ball to the world. 

 

Want to go back further in time? The Kame Bento Box is a bright orange single-tier bento featuring the famous Dragon Ball symbol, Japanese kanji for kame or turtle(亀)! Goku started to wear this emblem once he completed his first 8 months of training under the Master Turtle Hermit, Kame Sen'nin. This box is also perfect for those who love kanji, vibrant colors, or both! A simple and lightweight design enables you to take Goku on your daily adventures. 


The popular Kame bento is also available in the Dragon Ball Kame Bundle, along with the Capsule Corp Stainless Bottle, and Dragon Ball Chopsticks. Lunch, chopsticks, and your favorite drink cooled down in an eco-friendly stainless bottle; everything is ready to be packed into the Red Ribbon Cooler Bag! 

 

Capsule Corp also joins the ranks with several products embossed with the famous logo available, including a Chopsticks & Spoon Set, Stainless Bottle, Bento Box, and Cooler Bag

Want them all? No problem! All of our Capsule Corp items take center stage in our Dragon Ball Capsule Corp Bundle.

Read more

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Dragon Ball, the famous Japanese anime! Here at Bento&co, we are celebrating this legendary series through exclusive Dragon Ball products available only at Bento&co! With unique designs and patterns, take a nostalgic trip back to your childhood. With both individual products and curated bundles available, take advantage of our special bundle prices and save your money for the next Dragon Ball items! 

 

Remember Goku, armed with his trademark martial arts staff and crazy hair? Find him front and center on our vibrant orange Goku Three Tier Bento Box! Definitely a must for Dragon Ball fans! 

You can also join Goku on the Dragon Ball Bento Box 1L or 1.3L box, surrounded by all of his friends, including Krillin, Oolong, Master Roshi, Turtle, and more! 

Need some cutlery? Grab the Dragon Ball Chopsticks and increase your power with the seven golden Dragon Balls on a vibrant blue background, with each ball containing an increasing amount of stars.


More Goku? Can’t get enough? Our Dragon Ball Goku Bundle combines our Goku products in a Red Ribbon Army Cooler Bag, for easy transport for your next Saiyan adventure! With the Goku Three Tier Bento Box and Dragon Ball Bento Box 1L accompanied by the Dragon Ball Chopsticks, showcase your love of Dragon Ball to the world. 

 

Want to go back further in time? The Kame Bento Box is a bright orange single-tier bento featuring the famous Dragon Ball symbol, Japanese kanji for kame or turtle(亀)! Goku started to wear this emblem once he completed his first 8 months of training under the Master Turtle Hermit, Kame Sen'nin. This box is also perfect for those who love kanji, vibrant colors, or both! A simple and lightweight design enables you to take Goku on your daily adventures. 


The popular Kame bento is also available in the Dragon Ball Kame Bundle, along with the Capsule Corp Stainless Bottle, and Dragon Ball Chopsticks. Lunch, chopsticks, and your favorite drink cooled down in an eco-friendly stainless bottle; everything is ready to be packed into the Red Ribbon Cooler Bag! 

 

Capsule Corp also joins the ranks with several products embossed with the famous logo available, including a Chopsticks & Spoon Set, Stainless Bottle, Bento Box, and Cooler Bag

Want them all? No problem! All of our Capsule Corp items take center stage in our Dragon Ball Capsule Corp Bundle.

Read more


Miniatuart Paper Crafts

Looking for something to do during a rainy day? Or feeling nostalgic for childhood? Miniatuart Paper Crafts from the esteemed Japanese maker, Sankei, provides the answer.  The beautiful self-assembly paper crafts enable you to recreate the wonderful world of your favorite Ghibli's movies! Let's be immersed in the detailed scenes from Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, and of course, from My Neighbor Totoro! o(^w^)o

The Miniatuart box contains stiff paper boards and pre-drew forms that you should sever with a cutter, then assemble and stick them to form a beautiful scene from famous Ghibli movies! But be careful- some of the pieces are just millimeters big, so a steady hand and patience is a must! The result is incredible if you are patient! (^_^)/ 

To make this beautiful paper craft scene, you'll need 4 tools which are not included with our Miniatuarts: a cutting board, hobby cutter, glue and tweezers.


Tips & Tricks


Buying a proper paper craft knife will help you to make the tiny cuts and slices needed to make the paper craft shine. Scissors will also be useful to open any small internal packets. 

We also recommend transparent PVA glue, as it won’t set immediately so that you can adjust some pieces if need be. Tweezers and toothpicks will also help you to adjust the pieces, or to apply tiny points of glue. 

Some of the Miniatuarts also allow you to color in your favorite characters; for this, we recommend colored pencils rather than ink based colors, as they can bleed and spill into other parts of the card. 

Make sure to craft your Miniatuart on the cutting hobby mat; that way you don’t have to worry about damaging any surfaces when cutting. 


To see our full range of Miniatuarts, click here.

We have Miniatuarts from famous Ghibli movies:

The Wind Rises 

My Neighbor Totoro 

Porco Rosso 

Kiki’s Delivery Service  

Arrietty 

Whisper of the Heart 

Princess Mononoke 

Ponyo 

Howl’s Moving Castle 

Pom Poko 

Castle in the Sky 

Spirited Away 

The Cat’s Repayment

We also have some Doraemon Miniatuarts, for fans of the beloved Japanese children's show.

 

Check out our videos below to see Miniatuarts being made!

Read more

Looking for something to do during a rainy day? Or feeling nostalgic for childhood? Miniatuart Paper Crafts from the esteemed Japanese maker, Sankei, provides the answer.  The beautiful self-assembly paper crafts enable you to recreate the wonderful world of your favorite Ghibli's movies! Let's be immersed in the detailed scenes from Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, and of course, from My Neighbor Totoro! o(^w^)o

The Miniatuart box contains stiff paper boards and pre-drew forms that you should sever with a cutter, then assemble and stick them to form a beautiful scene from famous Ghibli movies! But be careful- some of the pieces are just millimeters big, so a steady hand and patience is a must! The result is incredible if you are patient! (^_^)/ 

To make this beautiful paper craft scene, you'll need 4 tools which are not included with our Miniatuarts: a cutting board, hobby cutter, glue and tweezers.


Tips & Tricks


Buying a proper paper craft knife will help you to make the tiny cuts and slices needed to make the paper craft shine. Scissors will also be useful to open any small internal packets. 

We also recommend transparent PVA glue, as it won’t set immediately so that you can adjust some pieces if need be. Tweezers and toothpicks will also help you to adjust the pieces, or to apply tiny points of glue. 

Some of the Miniatuarts also allow you to color in your favorite characters; for this, we recommend colored pencils rather than ink based colors, as they can bleed and spill into other parts of the card. 

Make sure to craft your Miniatuart on the cutting hobby mat; that way you don’t have to worry about damaging any surfaces when cutting. 


To see our full range of Miniatuarts, click here.

We have Miniatuarts from famous Ghibli movies:

The Wind Rises 

My Neighbor Totoro 

Porco Rosso 

Kiki’s Delivery Service  

Arrietty 

Whisper of the Heart 

Princess Mononoke 

Ponyo 

Howl’s Moving Castle 

Pom Poko 

Castle in the Sky 

Spirited Away 

The Cat’s Repayment

We also have some Doraemon Miniatuarts, for fans of the beloved Japanese children's show.

 

Check out our videos below to see Miniatuarts being made!

Read more


Gion Matsuri (Festival)

Japan’s most famous summer festival is here! Arguably the most traditional festival in Japan, it transforms the month of July into a time of celebrations and festivals in Kyoto. The main event of Gion Matsuri is the grand procession of floats (Yamaboko Junko) that occurred today, on July 17. Giant decorative floats, weighing more than a ton, are pulled along by dozens of men wearing traditional period clothes. The floats can be up to 25 meters tall, and the wheels, many bigger than people, are controlled solely via manpower and traditional wooden tools. The long central poles that crown the floats sway in the summer breeze, almost the same height as the surrounding city buildings. 

Each float features specific decorations from various periods of Japanese history. Inside the floats sit musicians playing the traditional shakuhachi Japanese flute, which combines with other instruments to make a delightful traditional melody that can be heard streets away. The musicians are accompanied by people who are positioned in the front of the float, and move their fans to signal how the float should be moved by the pullers. There are even some people sitting and dancing on the roofs of the floats! In combination with the weight of the floats themselves, there can be over 50 people pulling one float at a time, all dressed in traditional clothes and pulling wooden ropes. 


 

Gion Matsuri itself dates back to 869, where it was originally a ceremony performed by the order of the Emperor to appease the gods and stop plague from destroying Kyoto. Despite wars and fires interrupting subsequent festivals, Gion Matsuri has always managed to recover and continue, becoming more spectacular with each passing year.

Not only is the day of the grand float procession itself stunning, the three nights preceding the event are street festivals where young people dress up in light cotton kimono and stroll the traditional streets of Kyoto, enjoying street food and beer. The grand floats are displayed close to their parade route, with lanterns lighting up the elaborate decorations.


 

Missed out on Gion Matsuri? A second procession of a smaller scale than the grand Yamaboko Junko floats takes place on July 24, also featuring the giant floats. With the street parties also occurring three days before this procession, take the chance to go out and discover the traditional charm of summer in Kyoto. 

 

 

Here are some videos from the Gion Matsuri 2018!

Read more

Japan’s most famous summer festival is here! Arguably the most traditional festival in Japan, it transforms the month of July into a time of celebrations and festivals in Kyoto. The main event of Gion Matsuri is the grand procession of floats (Yamaboko Junko) that occurred today, on July 17. Giant decorative floats, weighing more than a ton, are pulled along by dozens of men wearing traditional period clothes. The floats can be up to 25 meters tall, and the wheels, many bigger than people, are controlled solely via manpower and traditional wooden tools. The long central poles that crown the floats sway in the summer breeze, almost the same height as the surrounding city buildings. 

Each float features specific decorations from various periods of Japanese history. Inside the floats sit musicians playing the traditional shakuhachi Japanese flute, which combines with other instruments to make a delightful traditional melody that can be heard streets away. The musicians are accompanied by people who are positioned in the front of the float, and move their fans to signal how the float should be moved by the pullers. There are even some people sitting and dancing on the roofs of the floats! In combination with the weight of the floats themselves, there can be over 50 people pulling one float at a time, all dressed in traditional clothes and pulling wooden ropes. 


 

Gion Matsuri itself dates back to 869, where it was originally a ceremony performed by the order of the Emperor to appease the gods and stop plague from destroying Kyoto. Despite wars and fires interrupting subsequent festivals, Gion Matsuri has always managed to recover and continue, becoming more spectacular with each passing year.

Not only is the day of the grand float procession itself stunning, the three nights preceding the event are street festivals where young people dress up in light cotton kimono and stroll the traditional streets of Kyoto, enjoying street food and beer. The grand floats are displayed close to their parade route, with lanterns lighting up the elaborate decorations.


 

Missed out on Gion Matsuri? A second procession of a smaller scale than the grand Yamaboko Junko floats takes place on July 24, also featuring the giant floats. With the street parties also occurring three days before this procession, take the chance to go out and discover the traditional charm of summer in Kyoto. 

 

 

Here are some videos from the Gion Matsuri 2018!

Read more


July 2019 Daily Bento Snaps~ Show us your daily bento!

Bento aficionado? Or just starting out on your bento journey? Send us your daily bento photos, and once a month we will choose a random bento to receive a $100 Bento&co Gift Card!


Here at Bento&co we love all bentos, and want to see how bento fits your daily life. Whether it be hurried snaps taken during prep, styling kawaii decorative character bentos, or throwing together simple bentos, we want to see the unique partnership between bento and you.


Please remember

  1. When sending/posting your photo, please use the hashtag #bentoandcophoto so that we can find it ^^ You can also send your photos to contact@bentoandco.com
  2. We want to share your awesome bentos with the world on our website and social media, so please don't use watermarks/logos on your photos! No worries though; we will credit every photo that we use!
  3. Please make sure you bento has food in it ^^ As lovely as our bento boxes are, we want to showcase how you use them to make bentos~

You can enter the July Photo Competition from 1 July 2019 until 29 July 2019 5pm JST. The winner of the competition will be publicly announced by 31 July 2019 5pm JST.


Better get started before it's too late! Good luck bento-ers!


Need inspiration? Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for fresh ideas!

Read more

Bento aficionado? Or just starting out on your bento journey? Send us your daily bento photos, and once a month we will choose a random bento to receive a $100 Bento&co Gift Card!


Here at Bento&co we love all bentos, and want to see how bento fits your daily life. Whether it be hurried snaps taken during prep, styling kawaii decorative character bentos, or throwing together simple bentos, we want to see the unique partnership between bento and you.


Please remember

  1. When sending/posting your photo, please use the hashtag #bentoandcophoto so that we can find it ^^ You can also send your photos to contact@bentoandco.com
  2. We want to share your awesome bentos with the world on our website and social media, so please don't use watermarks/logos on your photos! No worries though; we will credit every photo that we use!
  3. Please make sure you bento has food in it ^^ As lovely as our bento boxes are, we want to showcase how you use them to make bentos~

You can enter the July Photo Competition from 1 July 2019 until 29 July 2019 5pm JST. The winner of the competition will be publicly announced by 31 July 2019 5pm JST.


Better get started before it's too late! Good luck bento-ers!


Need inspiration? Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for fresh ideas!

Read more