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  1. bento(Noun)

    a Japanese takeaway lunch served in a box

  2. Origin: From 弁当.

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  1. Bento

    Bento is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. Containers range from disposable mass produced to hand crafted lacquerware. Bento boxes are readily available in many places throughout Japan, including convenience stores, bento shops, railway stations, and department stores. However, Japanese homemakers often spend time and energy on a carefully prepared lunch box for their spouse, child, or themselves . Bento can be elaborately arranged in a style called "kyaraben". Kyaraben are typically decorated to look like popular characters from Japanese cartoons, comic books, or video games. Another popular bento style is "oekakiben" or "picture bento". This is decorated to look like people, animals, buildings and monuments, or items such as flowers and plants. Contests are often held where bento arrangers compete for the most aesthetically pleasing arrangements. There are similar forms of boxed lunches in the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, and India. Also, Hawaiian culture has adopted localized versions of bento featuring local tastes after over a century of Japanese influence in the islands.

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How to say bento in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bento in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bento in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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