By now we all know that the Japanese take their bento boxes very seriously, creating portable eye-popping creations out of food that each seem to rival the next. Of course the argument can be made that we eat with our eyes first and hence there should be an emphasis on food presented attractively. In fact, many moms claim that styling their children’s lunches in a cute or humorous way encourages them to eat their vegetables.
But where should the line be drawn between edible and artistic? I present to you the line. These bento boxes, right here – these are the lines. My kids would have nightmares if they opened these bento boxes.
The wood glue bento box
The “Attack on Titan” bento box
The scary santa and scary monster bento box
The yokai bento box
The facial scrub bento box
The “hmm this looks… OH MY GOD WHAT THE HELL IS THAT” bento box
The Barbara Walters of Japan bento box
The “Ashita no Joe” bento box
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