Since we are on the subject of mother appreciation, now is a good time to talk about bento lunch boxes. A cherished responsibility and privilege, bento box making is taken very, very seriously by moms (and some dads) throughout Japan. Careful compositions of little bits of lots of different foods, each meal-to-go is an edible work of art. I think I missed my calling. Besia in Tsukiyono has a most impressive selection of tools for the bento box maker. Here is a round up of our finds:
Sweat the Small Stuff
The Thing Is...