bento

Tokyo’s biggest, craziest rice ball is both a 2.2-pound monstrosity and great value

You’ll want both hands free and stomach empty before digging into this onigiri behemoth.

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We devour a three-kilogram spaghetti and meatballs obento lunchbox

The boxed feast lets you recreate a famous scene from a Hayao Miyazaki anime movie.

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We try a MAX-sized bento in Beppu, doesn’t even fit in the box

Clearly quantity is not an issue here. So, how is the quality?

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Why settle for a bento box, when you can have a full-on bento backpack?

Japan’s iconic boxed lunch serves as inspiration for a bag big enough to hold multiple meals.

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We investigate a Japanese military base convenience store – no need to enlist!

Courageously protecting Japan with the aid of garrison-exclusive convenience store meals and socks.

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Brothers’ bento blooper shows the potential downside of having your mom pack your lunch in Japan

Home-made bento sure look tasty, but one of these brothers wasn’t so lucky.

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Japanese dad turns daughter’s illustration into her bento lunch

The latest lunchbox from this girl’s character bento-making dad probably raised a lot of questions at school.

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Japan’s cat-shaped bento boxes are here to make lunchtime delicious and adorable【Photos】

Each design is modeled after a real-life rescue cat.

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Gudetama the lazy egg turns into adorable egg-flavored fish cake

Popular Sanrio character Gudetama may claim to be a lazy egg, but he just might find himself busy decorating people’s plates and lunch boxes this spring.

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Cute as can be chikuwa alien bento from Japan!

Reformed fish paste has never looked so good.

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7-Eleven convenience stores in South Korea offer an electrifying new Pokémon item!

Pokémon lovers rejoice! There’s now a whole new way to celebrate your fandom with these Pikachu-themed lunch boxes now on sale in South Korea!

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Japan’s top train station bento boxed lunches for 2016, as picked by travelers

If you’re riding the rails in Japan, here’s how you should be stuffing your face.

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We spend Culture Day in prison, food was arguably better than Yoshinoya

This Culture Day, our reporter Yuichiro Wasai went straight to Fuchu Prison. He did not pass Go. He did not collect 200 dollars.

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If you are hungry and you know it, get to Kitchen DIVE in Tokyo

There is no way you’ll leave this place without feeling like you got your yen’s worth.

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The ultimate Shinkansen trip: Riding Japan’s bullet train network from one end to the other

Just how far can you go before you run out of Shinkansen?

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The Shinkansen now goes all the way to Hokkaido, and here’s its newest, northernmost station

Come for the bullet trains, stay for the delicious seafood and anime statue.

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Creative mum takes cats and anime characters out of the bento box and into cute sushi collection

Rice balls and sushi pieces have never looked more adorable!

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Mother’s note to son in the final bento of his high school life gives Twitter the feels

When this high-school kid opened up the last hand-made bento lunch of his high school life, he found a note from his mother with a sweet and surprising message…

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Step outside the cute character bento box with this amazing 3-D onigiri rice ball collection

From Pikachu to Totoro, these onigiri rice balls are as cute as they are delicious-looking!

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Does kangaroo meat work with Japanese seasonings? 【Taste test】

There’s a new take-out place in Tokyo selling kangaroo bento boxed lunches, so we hopped on over to try them for ourselves.

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