Make a summer bento this weekend, send us a photo, and get 15% off at Bento&co!
This week, we want you to make a bento that you only could have in summer! For example, our bento up there has goya and okra, both summer vegetables here in Japan. And the ice cream is a thing called Shiro Kuma, which means “polar bear” and is a classic Japanese summer treat.
What can you only get in summer where you are? Put it in a bento and send us a picture of it! (゜ ▼ ゜ *)
To participate, send us your photos firstname.lastname@example.org. The most appetizing photos will be published on the blog and all participants will receive a voucher for 15% off!
You can send your photos until Wednesday midnight (JST).
And don’t forget to have fun! ヾ (@ ^ ▽ ^ @) ノ
Bento is not only for lunch but for snack or… Tapas! This weekend, make Tapas Bento! Take a picture and get 15% off at Bento&co!
Mail us at email@example.com to get your discount.
We’ll take submissions until the end of Wednesday, August 7th!
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Are you a man that makes his own bento? Maybe where you are from, it’s not so strange that men would make their own lunch, but here in Japan, because of the long work hours men tend to work and traditional gender roles, the making bento tends to fall in the realm of women, who make them for their family or themselves.
So, men, in general, tend to not have had much experience with making bento, but over the past few years, due to the downturn of the economy, men in Japan have started making their own bento. And, they have a special word to describe them: bento gentlemen, or bento danshi (弁当男子).
It’s become popular enough of an idea that books have been written about it. The bento gentlemen say that bento are eco, healthy, and help you save (「エコ」・「健康」・「節約」). That’s true!
We here at Bento&co hope that everyone will make bento, so we’re a bit biased (-_^) but we hope it become so normal that there is not even a special word for it!
Men may make bento in different ways though. Do you know any men that make bento? Or are you a man that makes bento? Is there anything different about your bento? Let us know!
There are many bento boxes in Japan are often classified as bento boxes for men, and though it is not specifically for men, here is an article (Japanese) that says that our Bento Colors boxes are great for Bento Gentlemen. but we think you should use whatever makes you feel good, so here’s a link to all our boxes. We do find that many men like our Shikiri Bento, so check that out too!