I always get excited about the oncoming school year around this time, the last week of July. School supplies, new sneakers and a new lunchbox are usually at the top of my wish list for fall. This year, I am going to try something new for lunch - the bento box! It combines three of my favorite things: Japanese art, food and being creative. I got the idea while looking for lunchboxes online, and I learned that creating homemade lunches packed artistically in a to-go box is quite a popular thing in Japan. After looking at examples on my computer, I can't stop creating bento boxes in my mind. Here are some really fun ones I found, and maybe you want to give it a try this year. The boxes are inexpensive (I found some perfect ones at Super H Mart for only $1.99) and it requires no plastic baggies. Give it a try... enjoy!