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Awesome Bento Art

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It might be commonplace to say food is an art form, but some take the saying more literally than others. And food doesn't get much more artistic -- visually, at least -- than when it's in Bento form. A Japanese technique dating back to the 16th century, Bento is undergoing a resurgence in the age of Flickr and Facebook as chefs around the world show off their artistic skills. We've collected some of the niftiest Bento boxes floating around the web -- designs so fine, you couldn't bring yourself to eat them.

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