The Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles and The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
March 13th to March 28th, 2015
JFLA Auditorium
5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles

and The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles


Cute Character Bento
Photo Exhibition, 2015

March 13 - 28 

The Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles ( and BentoUSA ( 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 (, 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 will hold a photo exhibition of these 10 finalists' entries. Don't miss the opportunity to see these highly creative, cute characters rendered in foodstuffs!

The opening reception on Friday, March 13 will begin at 1:30pm in the JFLA Auditorium and will include a lecture by Ms. Sirinut "Jee Jee" Donham of BentoUSA, followed by a bento arrangement demonstration by Yoko Isassi ( 

March 13 - March 28, 2015

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

JFLA Auditorium 
(5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100,  Los Angeles, CA 90036) 
Admission:  Free
*Opening Events: Friday, March 13, 1:30pm~  
RSVP Required for Opening Events:
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The opening reception will begin at 1:30pm
  Lecture by Ms. Sirinut "Jee Jee" Donham of BentoUSA at 2pm
  Bento arrangement demonstration by Yoko Isassi  at 3pm
Door Closed at 4pm   
Light refreshments will be served.
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