When I was a child, our house breakfast some kind of a huge affair, depend seasons but always lots of people who work with us. Always lots of people involved with so preparing food also huge scales and very busy kitchens, always boiling something these huge black pots. So preparing my lunch box within a second. In my lunch box was always almost like this Kimbap. And with slice of sweet cakes, fish cakes. Amazing how fast they made the lunch box; opened a bamboo grill, opened a seaweed top of it, spread with rice; sesame oiled, put those any vegetables available at the time and rolled into with bamboo grills and a magical knife chop, chop, and neatly put them into my lunch box with enveloped an embroidered cover and placed it always same spot-- the end of the hall way-- to me pick it up. So my Yellow (my dog’s name) always be there wiggled his tails and waited for me to see me off to the school. If no lunch box Yellow knew it, it was weekend or holidays, he was very smart dog you know! On my way school if I gave part of my lunch to birds he was barking ferociously saying; “O I tell grandmamm!” a like that. It was tasty lunch boxes though it was bit heavy.
So I agree with Denis Dutton’s comment, a lunch box should not be a like a oration of beauty and bugs swaggering gospels!
INadditon: skeleton of Japanese Aesthetics is based on Wabi-sabi.
...if an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melencholy and a spiritual longing,...
And also Japanese-aesthetics.Ok you can applied everywhere anyway you can fine beauty, after all the imperfect makes us so human, Ok but in my view bugs feasted launch boxes as aesthesis is bit too much. I think we are using word without knowing of the meaning. Because of fashionable that is why; e.g. aesthetics of breasts augmentation…etc… We don’t spiritual longing for big breasts or bugs lunch box.