magazine features

28 05 2012

bento zen was recently featured in two foreign magazines!

the first is skoda magazine, a belgian publication advertising the czech car company.  since this article is in french, i can pretty much read it — it’s a general article about bento-making, and how much care japanese moms put into these creations for their kids.

the second publication is super cool.  flow magazine is a netherlands-based crafting and lifestyle magazine, focused in particular on paper crafts.  the magazine is currently only published in dutch, and subscribers get cool bonuses with every hard-copy issue (such as pull-out mini journals and stickers).  the website has some cool downloadable templates for labels and stuff, too!  if any dutch speakers read this site and wouldn’t mind sending me a basic translation of the article, i’d love to know what it says!



9 responses

28 05 2012

amazing!!! Let us all know once you get that Dutch translation.

29 05 2012

pretty good!

29 05 2012

Just read the article, it mentions a previous article on bento and does some advertising on a bentoshop. It also introduces bento and the effort people put into it. It also says that you are a lawer who finds harmony during bento making.

Congratulations! This really makes you feel appreciated I guess!

29 05 2012

So exciting for bentozen!! Though not surprising to me or anyone else. I love the ones they chose too! True artistic achievement through bento.

4 06 2012
Marjan Laverman

Hello there,
Because I read the article in flow magazine, and became curious about the art you put in a box I visited your blog. My english is poor I know but I wanted to leave a comment on your blog. Do you still want a translation of the article in flow? I want to compliment you on the beautifull bentoboxes, it’s not something we dutch mothers do often. In holland the lunchbox is usually filled with bread and cheese.
Greetings from a dutchie Marjan

26 06 2012

First of all I send you herewith the translation from the Dutch article:
That is quite a luncheon meal!
We have written about it earlier, about the intruiguing Japanes bento. In fact not more than just a meal in a box. But it is amazing how much care Japanese take to make it.
On the internet there are countless juwels to be found.
As Megan Noh, a New York lawyer. She has a blog and publish there her loviest bentoboxes.
For her preparing a bento-lunceon is “a moment of harmoy in chaotic and very busy workingday.
You can find Megan’s luncheons on More about bentos you cna read on and if you will make a bento yourself: nice bentoboxes can be bought via www.

I learned about bentoboxes when I was in Japan and they are lovely. I looked with astonishment on you site. Such lovely and attempting bentoboxes. Lovely!!

26 06 2012

thank you so much for the translation KnutzEls! i am glad you have discovered bento boxes, and hope you continue to explore… so many amazing bento-makers have creations to drool over on the internet! a feast for the eyes 🙂

12 05 2013
bento buddies


Nice to know that there are so many dutchies doing bento!

Let’s connect!

Greetings the bentobuddies from Holland.

29 09 2014
Solar power

Aw, this was a very good post. Taking a few minutes and actual
effort to create a top notch article… but what can I say… I
hesitate a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

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