Japanese Moms Put in Tons of Effort into Their Kids’ Lunches

The Japanese are known for their work ethic and attention to detail, making every aspect of their lives a lesson for the rest of the world to try and follow.

Now, while we all know that their ways of business and the way they run their industries are testimony to this fact, but who would have ever thought that this dedication would reflect in the lunch boxes Japanese moms pack for their kids too!

Kyaraben lunch boxes are a rage in Japanese cultures and if it’s a bento – as Japanese boxed lunches are known as – you know you are in for more than just a culinary treat. Japanese homemakers have long believed in packing their kids’ lunch boxes with decorative food that is not only easy on the stomach, but is also inviting on the visual front.

Now, the obsession with packing lunch boxes in the most creative ways possible has reached a crescendo, and there are even national bento competitions that choose winners from loads of delectable lunch boxes.

While this may sound bizarre, you only need to take a look at the elaborate designs that have been made, and you will know that the amount of effort these mothers pour into these lunch boxes is indeed phenomenal.

Here are a few impressive lunch boxes that you would have loved to open as a kid.

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Check out #kyaraben on Instagram for some amazing bento ideas!

If you are wondering how these creations come to life, here is a video of a bento being prepared. Now, we don’t know if you have the time, or the patience, to put in this kind of effort into your kid’s lunch box, but even if you don’t go all the way, this video is sure to give you some great ideas.