Family Workshop: Back-to-School Bento [SOLD OUT]

Back-to-School Bento

Update (Friday, August 16) —This program has sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door.

In this food event for families, learn the Japanese art of packing a Bento lunch. Bento boxes are an expression of creativity, a delight for both the eyes and the taste buds, and a great way to pack a delicious lunch for school or the office.

Explore the history and types of food in Japanese cuisine, including the ingredients used, how food is prepared, and influences from different aspects of Japanese culture. Learn about the interesting history behind Bento that stretches all the way back to the 17th century, then have fun creating and customizing your own Bento box from fresh ingredients. After the cooking is done, sit back and enjoy eating your delicious handmade Bento together with family and fellow guests. Leave with an appreciation of Japanese food, learn a new skill, and gain a deeper understanding of Japanese people and culture.

No experience required! This workshop is appropriate for all ages. Families with children, adults, and lifelong learners are welcome!

Limited spots available. Tickets will not be available on the day of the program. Not recommended for people with food allergies or food sensitivities.

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang, Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston.

Program Sponsors

Karen Chang Hamman

Japan Series Presenting Sponsor

Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)




Japan Outreach Sponsor

Japanese Outreach Initiative

Event Details

Fri 23 Aug 2019
6 - 8:30 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004


Buy Tickets
$25 Members, $30 Nonmembers (Includes one adult and one child); $40 Members, $50 Nonmembers (Families of four)
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