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  • PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN YUEN

    Character bento box designs run the gamut from simple sandwiches to musubi.

  • PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN YUEN

  • PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN YUEN

  • PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN YUEN

  • PHOTO COURTESY SUSAN YUEN

    Character bentos feature animals like piglets

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    Pops of color elevate home lunches

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    Ocean-inspired bento boxes

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    Paige, Mark with Roy, Susan and Sean Yuen

Artistic character bento box lunches have made a resurgence, and originally got their start in Japan, where moms would take musubi and the like and construct them to resemble animals such as pandas and puppies, or even pop culture icons like Pikachu or Hello Kitty. Read more

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