Show us your BENTO!

Send us photos of your original bento creations!
Tell us about how or why you made them, and any tweaks you made to the recipes or ingredients.

  • Your submission may be used on the Japanese and international broadcasts of our TV program. It may also be used on the Japanese and international versions of this website.
    Any information or photos you send us will only be used for this purpose. (We accept picture files in JPEG, PNG formats that are less than 20MB each.)
  • All submissions must be photographs of bento that you made yourself. Only one photograph can be submitted each time. You may send a maximum of five submissions per month.
  • Please be aware that, due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to feature images of bento featuring proprietary characters.
  • It may take 2-3 weeks for submissions to be posted on the BENTO EXPO homepage.
  • For information on our handling of the personal information we receive from you, please see "Personal Information."
  • Items marked with an asterisk (*) are required. If required fields are not filled in or the file size exceeds the limit, the system will not accept the upload.
Name *

This name may be shown on this website or on our TV program
Country / Region *


E-mail address *




If you're under 18, do you have a parent's consent?
How did you hear about Bento Expo?
Bento name *

If you had to give your bento a title, what would it be?
Examples: A Healthy Bento for My Darling Husband, Animal Picnic

A story about this bento (no more than 300 characters including spaces): Why did you decide to make this bento? What was your focus when you made it?
Examples: "My husband was diagnosed as being pre-diabetic so I wanted to make him a healthy lunch."
"After visiting the zoo me and the kids made this animal-themed bento."

Your personal recipe or ingredient tweaks (no more than 300 characters including spaces)
Examples: "I used boiled, smashed soy beans for the fish coating and fried it in olive oil. This means lower calories than regular fried fish." "I wanted a bento that used our big crop of tomatoes from the garden, so every element uses tomatoes."

Bento photo *

※Each picture must be no more than 10 MB and either a JPEG, PNG.​