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A documentary about bento

Love bento making? It is quite amazing the amount of information one can find online these days.

Came across this great documentary by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) online, and I immediately thought of sharing them with you here!

It is a 2 part video available for viewing via You Tube. I hope you will enjoy this video as much as I did. Find out the history of bento and its pervasive role in everyday life in Japan.

Also very interesting are the sections on the making of Wappa (Menpa), traditional bent wood bento boxes, and the reason behind why certain food ingredients are chosen for bento making. Enjoy! :)

Part 1

Part 2


Shirley - Bento specialist, Singapore

Hello :) I am Shirley, a bento artist/chef and blogger. I started making bento back in 2011 as getting lunch was very inconvenient at work, and in 2012 my blog, Little Miss Onigiri was born. Bento making is a passion that I am fond of, and excited about. My head is often bursting with ideas on what to make. Even when I visit the supermarkets, I often imagine what I can make out of an ingredient or food product. Character bentos are my forte, but I also enjoy making usual bento lunches, bread, sweets and other decorative food items. If you like kawaii and and fun creations, I am sure you will enjoy my blog postings. I will continue to do my best and thanks for staying with me.

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