Monday, June 29, 2009

Bento boxes

Konichiwa! Just one more day left; the Bento Box giveaway ends tomorrow. Thanks to all of you for posting such nice comments. Good luck and good karma to everyone!

In the meantime, take a peek at some of the bento boxes we saw in Japan. Our hostess bought this wonderful red bento box for her lucky niece; candy treats made to look like a bento box; an old bento box that reminds me of a binocular case but would make the perfect take-me-to-school bento box with a long carry strap; and other shoppers at the shrine sale.

For myself, I purchased this partitioned wooden box, shiny black on the outside and deep red on the interior. Also from the Sunday shrine sale: a length of fabric used to tie a kimono, a wooden element supposedly from the top of a shrine, and a Japanese top-like game piece.

And what will I do with my new box? I'm thinking: olives, almonds and other nibbles for my summertime guests.

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