There's a reason why love is the secret ingredient to any dish. Love gives inspiration, beauty, and a good feeling to every meal that it's in. And there's probably no better example of that than this Japanese wife who makes bento lunchboxes for her husband almost every day.

Mika Matsuura from Hiroshima, Japan, makes bento boxes and other creative dishes for her husband, who is in charge of a local factory. She draws inspiration from her husband's favorite TV shows, manga, movies, and musicians, and transforms them into a neat little dish. It's hard to know for sure, but it's very possible that lunchtime is her husband's favorite time of the day.

The artist told Bored Panda about her daily routine. “I wake up at 7 am to prepare my husband's bento and finish at 8 am. I always leave the ingredients prepared the night before so I can do it in about 50 minutes in the morning. I mainly do things that take time, like drawing pictures on oblates. Of course, the time it takes depends on the lunchbox.”

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impostor
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1 year ago

nom

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Aurelia!
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1 year ago

How does she get the seaweed or kelp or whatever it is so thin!?

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RoseTheMad
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1 year ago

I think that's meant to be John Lennon, not Harry Potter...

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Snailssssssss !!!
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1 year ago

I love the little ' Chapter Two ' on top of Pennywise's face

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kathleen jergins
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1 year ago

This is amazing!!!

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Maddilyn Alcorn
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1 year ago

nooooo the kitten!!!!😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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Siddharthkrishna Kodathala
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1 year ago

"It's what lovers do!"

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Cockadoodle moo
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1 year ago

HUTT HOW DARE U TRY TO KILL LUKE

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Zedrapazia
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1 year ago

Awwww, it's like an Asian cover of the original drawing, so adorable <3

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impostor
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1 year ago

food in food

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cookie panda
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1 year ago

wowooow creative

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Michelle Vera
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1 year ago

Frida-approved!!!

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

strange

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Bird Mom
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1 year ago

The level of detail in these are amazing!

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birdie asf
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1 year ago

kinda reminds me of the matchmaker from mulan-

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

ya loh. Copyrighted.©

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Kane_The_Corathian
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1 year ago

Edward scissorhands!!

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Proud gold rose
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1 year ago

The little princeeeeeeee omg the part w/t snake still tears me up

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Assassin Seven
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1 year ago

This literally scared me

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kathleen jergins
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1 year ago

Not only is she talented in art, but in cooking as well! 10/10 Would eat!!!

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Maddilyn Alcorn
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1 year ago

"THE SCREAM"

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Susan Green
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1 year ago

This is amazing!

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

strange. looks like ariel. ©

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Sharaban Roza
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1 year ago

HEY!!

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birdie asf
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1 year ago

that woman's face will be in my nightmares now especially from the last one she was in

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Ryan King
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1 year ago

"Well, Clarice… have the lambs stopped screaming?"

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

looks familiar

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Proud gold rose
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1 year ago

This is my fav

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impostor
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1 year ago

LEEK

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Jules M
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1 year ago

dali...

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Kane_The_Corathian
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1 year ago

Bob Marley :'(

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Maddilyn Alcorn
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1 year ago

COMING SOON, "JAWS"

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Snailssssssss !!!
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1 year ago

This woman is very talented !! Look at all that detail. I think it's seaweed, though I'm not sure.

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

just who is she?

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Natalia A
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1 year ago

Amelie!

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cookie panda
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1 year ago

thats actually kinda funny

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Jackson Floof
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1 year ago

Idk why I thought of Mulan when I looked at dis.

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

burgular

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

mozart

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poisonous fart frog
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1 year ago

hereesss johny

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Dylan(He/they/them/idc)
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1 year ago

Tasty

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Yuu Nishinoya
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1 year ago

first🧑‍🦲✌️✨

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First hehehe

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impostor
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1 year ago

wha-?

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

yummy

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cookie panda
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1 year ago

what am i looking at here. a... person?

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𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕪𝔹𝕖𝕖
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1 year ago

Why did I automatically think about when that guy yelled "Get that blaster outta my face Mando!" from the Mandolorian?

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

Anime

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Mayesha Bhuiyan
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1 year ago

KAWAIIIIII

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

is it Stan Lee?

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Kane_The_Corathian
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1 year ago

Hello Mr. Bowie

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RoseTheMad
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1 year ago

wait... no. NOOO

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ImHailey
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1 year ago

A lie detector!! (The Mouth of Truth)

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cookie panda
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1 year ago

picasso, my dude.

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

APA INI?!?

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Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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1 year ago

looks creppy

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Jackson Floof
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1 year ago

H A I R

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cookie panda
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1 year ago

SPOOPY SCARY SKELINGTONS

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Jackson Floof
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1 year ago

B E A R

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cookie panda
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1 year ago

gyroid maybe?

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cookie panda
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1 year ago

can somebody translate these please?

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