Kazumi Shimomura prepares a "bento," or lunchbox, for her 6-year old son Nao at her home in Ichihara, east of Tokyo. Shimorura slices cheese to decorate rice in the shape of a dinosaur based on a sketch drawn by her son. Shimomura is one of a growing group of women transforming the traditional Japanese box lunch for kids and husbands into a painstaking work of art.

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