“Bento” in Japanese means “lunchbox”. “Bento” can be prepared by oneself at home or you can buy it already prepared in “bento” shops or in convinience stores. A typical “bento” has a white rice, pickles and a “main dish”. The way you fit the food inside the “bento” is very important and some people take it so seriously that it can become an art, take a look:
I can see a Nekobus!
Bill Gates is a bento!
They should update this one to Vista.
These pictures are NOT mine, a got them from this Japansugoi entry.