If you don't know what Bento is prepare to have your mind blown! I know mine was.
Bento is a little Japanese lunch box and it has many variations all beauitful in their own way. None more so though than the intricately crafted Kyaraben where parents painstakingly craft their child's lunch in the likeness of their favourite anime or game characters.
I remember when I first discovered Bento while on holiday in France; I was reading a copy of Neo Anime magazine when I came across an article all about Bento. I refused to put it down there after and read it so often that I knew it by heart. Ever after I was obsessed with Bento. I love vintage and old things but I also love Japan and bright plastic new things; oh yes including that loveable little cat Hello Kitty. I feel they are two very opposite tastes but I love them anyway.
The best website I have found for Bento is http://www.bentobusiness.co.uk/ because it contains beautiful, vibrant images and great recipes which give me loads of inspiration.