Asia Society Texas Center

Family Workshop: Back-to-School Bento

Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 – Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

06:00 PM – 08:30 PM

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In this food event for families, learn the Japanese art of packing a Bento lunch. Bento boxes are an expression of creativity, a delight for both the eyes and the taste buds, and a great way to pack a delicious lunch for school or the office.

Explore the history and types of food in Japanese cuisine, including the ingredients used, how food is prepared, and influences from different aspects of Japanese culture. Learn about the interesting history behind Bento that stretches all the way back to the 17th century, then have fun creating and customizing your own Bento box from fresh ingredients. After the cooking is done, sit back and enjoy eating your delicious handmade Bento together with family and fellow guests. Leave with an appreciation of Japanese food, learn a new skill, and gain a deeper understanding of Japanese people and culture.

No experience required! This workshop is appropriate for all ages. Families with children, adults, and lifelong learners are welcome!

Limited spots available. Tickets will not be available on the day of the program. Not recommended for people with food allergies or food sensitivities.

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Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang, Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • $25 Members, $30 Nonmembers (Includes one adult and one child); $40 Members, $50 Nonmembers (Families of four)

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

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Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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