A bento is a meal that is served in a box. Traditionally, bento boxes contain either tiny compartments or individual components, each with its own simple lunch item. Today, however, just about anything goes in terms of both the container used and the food used for the bento box.
These 10 bento boxes are entries in a Halloween bento art competition.
Implications - The Internet has enabled foodies all around the world to share the latest in food presentation. Bento boxes, which are ubiquitous in Japan, found a foothold in North America as health-focused parents sought to turn healthy snacks into cute treats that won't get traded at the cafeteria for junk food.