The new word ‘Bento Danshi’ has been floating these days. That means a guy who fix his lunch bag by himself. Bento/lunch bags have been normally packed by wives, mothers, and girls but recently, some guys packed them spontaneously by themselves as for saving money or just taking it as a matter of fact. I feel time has changed. They used to say “男子、厨房に入らず” that means “Stay away from the kitchen, that’s how a man is supposed to be” in old days. Males in my father’s generation or even in my generation, that means including my husband, don’t want to cook regurarly, except for someone that like to cook. For the future, girls demand more to boys, so cooking will be a must have skill to be called ‘my honey’ for both sex.
So, I have trained Tatsu since he was 4 years old. He can now cook several meals by himself without my help like yakisoba, spaghetti, fried rice, and Japanese curry. He will be able to pack his bento all in good time.
There are many blogs that are posted by Bento Danshi . http://calamel.jp/?act=event&eid=0902bento
If you see these blogs, I can’t show you my bento!