Creation Station: Back to School Bento!

Nikki Tripp

Come celebrate back to school season with Japanese bento boxes! Bring your appetite for art to create these paper craft versions of bento. No actual food will be used.

You have probably seen these nicely compact boxes of arranged food, whether in a Japanese restaurant, a friend’s homemade lunch, or even in an episode of your favorite anime. Sometimes the boxes are formal and fancy, or they may be elaborate and contain food that resembles popular characters or animals. Learn about the interesting history behind these cute and convenient boxes that stretches all the way back to the 17th century, and then create your own paper craft bento box.


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Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.

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Event Details

Sat 10 Sep 2016
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
Free with RSVP.
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