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Bento

A bento is essentially the Japanese version of the lunchbox. It's a small compartmentalized box, complete with lid that contains rice, vegetables and whatever else one may be eating that day.

Japanese wives usually pack these for their children to take to school, or for their husbands to carry to the office each morning. Children sometimes open their boxes and see a face drawn with soy sauce in their rice if their Mom had a lot of free time that morning. Bento boxes come in all shapes and sizes, round, square and even triangles.

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Most of the kids at Tomobiki eat their lunch out of bento. Ataru can often be seen indulging in his bento behind a propped up textbook long before lunchtime when he should be paying attention in class.

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