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The 2016 International Bento Contest starts today!

 With spectacular Cherry Blossom around town here in Kyoto it’s time to unveil something else spectacular from Bento and Co - 

The 2016 International Bento Contest!

This year marks the 8th annual Bento Contest and we are more excited than ever! Sharpen your cooking utensils, ready your favorite Bento Box, and more than anything come up with your best idea and recipe o(^^)o! 

This years theme is “Satisfy your Sweet Tooth with a Bento”  - We are looking for bentos that blend the sweet things in life, fruits, cakes, chocolates - any sweet thing that gets you going - with a Bento experience

Important Information 

This years theme allows for a lot of interpretation - so go wild! Let the world inspire you with any and all sweet things you like - just remember we are looking for a Bento that combines both a meal and a desert. Cook your best bento, make it impressive, make us drool over it: No need to be an expert chef - just excited about Bento Cooking! 

Amazing prizes awaits the lucky winners - cook a great bento and you could win a trip to Japan!

For any questions related to the contest, you can reach us at  

When you are satisfied with your work - send it with subject line CHEF BENTO CONTEST 2016 - YOUR NAME - YOUR COUNTRY to us at 

Contest rules available here!

We are looking forward to seeing your submissions (°^0^)//! 

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