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Christopher D Salyers to join judge’s panel for VIRTUAL BENTO BOX BATTLE at Japan Society’s j-CATION Event!
March 24, 2010
The Japan Society in NYC is having a huge new cultural event called j-CATION, and our very own Christopher D Salyers gets to be a part of it as a resident bento expert and judge for the VIRTUAL BENTO BOX BATTLE!
Here are the details for j-CATION from the website, and click here for the full event schedule!:
Feast on everything Japan Society has to offer at j-CATION, a day-long event taking over Japan Society’s theater, gallery, lounge, and classrooms.
Take your taste buds on a trip to Japan as the first-ever j-CATION digs into the theme of Japanese food. Feast your eyes on Edible Cinema, drool over innovative bento box creations, and enjoy how-tos, tastings, and unexpected pairings of speakers throughout the day. Authentic and unusual drinks and bites satisfy cravings of the curious. The evening explodes into a feeding frenzy of music as the delicious sounds of Asobi Seksu deliver the main course. D.J. AKI’s mouthwatering, sweet beats rock j-CATION into the night.
Can’t make it to j-CATION? You can still enter the Virtual Bento Box Battle and show off your culinary creativity!
Suggested Donation: $5
VIRTUAL BENTO BOX BATTLE
Calling all amateur chefs, food artists, and bento enthusiasts! We invite you to show off your most clever and kawaii bento box creations in a virtual bento box battle. Entries will be displayed at j-CATION on April 10, 2010, and may be posted on the Japan Society website for the world to admire. Special guest judges will select the winners, who will receive some amazing prizes to further your bento creativity!
Although there is no strict theme to this bento box battle, special consideration may be given to entries incorporating any of these topics:
• The mission of Japan Society: “…to bring the people of the United States and Japan closer together in their appreciation and understanding of each other…”
• Imagery from the Japan Society Gallery exhibition Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: Japanese Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi from the Arthur R. Miller Collection
• Representations of iconic Japanese foods, landmarks, customs, or public figures.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 31
1st Prize: Panasonic Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker (SR-DG182) and Electric Thermal Pot (NC-EH40PC) (1 awarded)
2nd Prize: Canon Selphy CP780 Compact Photo Printer (2 awarded)
3rd Prize: MUJI Bento Box & Chopsticks Set (3 awarded)
Winners will be contacted after April 12, 2010.
How to enter:
Send an email by March 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Attach 1) a JPEG of your bento design and 2) a JPEG of you holding your bento (for verification only, not for display). Photos should be less than 20 MB combined.