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Bento Boxes: Five Creative Examples of Food as Art

Amorette Dye is a mom and ex-medical student who maintains a transparently honest blog about living with cancer, losing a child, and navigating the labyrinths of health insurance and long-term care. But under her artist name of Sakurako Kitsa, she's also a crafty edible-art creator who fashions bento boxes (compartmentalized lunch boxes that are a staple of Japanese food culture) into portraits of people, animals, and even posters for the deceased writer, Ken Kesey. Her work appears in a trailer for bestselling author Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes and in two books on food art.

Check out five more creations entirely made out of rice, cold cuts, vegetables, eggs, and other lunchtime media after the cut.

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