Last week I stopped by one of my favorite stores in the world: Daiso Japan. Daiso is a Japanese “100 Yen” store where nearly everything costs $1.50. It is jam-packed with lots of cute and practical Japanese items and when I go into one it takes just about all of my will power to stop myself from walking out with half the store in my bag. Daiso is also the most economical place I know of to buy bento supplies, and I’ve built a great deal of my bento collection shopping there over the last few years. Unfortunately, Daiso stores are limited to the west coast and their online store is wholesale only so this bounty isn’t available to everyone, but if you are near a Daiso — or traveling near one — I highly recommend a visit.
When I posted the photo above to Facebook, it got a pretty incredible reaction (I think it might be the most “liked” photo I’ve ever posted to social media!), so I thought you might like to see what I bought on this particular shopping trip: