BENTO Series

Concept behind the "BENTO" Series

Japan’s traditional bento are a perfected form of food that has gained worldwide popularity in recent years. This is not only because of their visual and formal esthetic elements.
These bento, each a small box into which much food has been ingeniously made to fit, show a very close to the modern ideology of “living with as little as possible”—that is, the minimalist lifestyle.
This series is an attempt to thoroughly investigate the minimalism of bento. The artist cooked, prepared, and then ate bento himself. The illustrations trace and compress the flow of the series of these events. This process goes beyond the simple concept of bento to offer a minimalist way of living.