2015 / Cute Character Bento Photo Exhibition, Mar. 13-28

Grand Prize: Mori no Kokuhaku by Natsumi Hirayama Watanabe

Grand Prize: Mori no Kokuhaku by Natsumi Hirayama Watanabe

The Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles and The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles host “Cute Character Bento Photo Exhibition” from March 13 – March 28, 2015

The Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles (http://www.la.us.emb-japan.go.jp/index.htm) and BentoUSA (www.bentousa.com) recently co-hosted an online contest to see who could create the cutest, best decorated bento (Japanese box lunch) characters.

Contestants submitted photos of their cute and creative bento characters decorated in food containers, and The Japanese Consulate and BentoUSA along with honorary judge Ochikeron, a Japanese YouTube personality and bento expert (www.youtube.com/user/ochikeron), selected the top 10 finalists.

From March 13 through March 28, the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and The Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles hold a photo exhibition of these 10 finalists’ entries.

Hours: Tue. & Thu.: 12pm-7pm / Wed. & Fri.: 12pm-4pm / Sat. (Mar.14 & 28): 12pm-4:30pm / Closed on Mondays and Saturday March 21

Venue: JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free

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