Charaben Bento — Japan's Fun Food Culture
I wanted to share with you something that I think you’ll find super fun and interesting. It’s called “charaben”, also known as “kyaraben” or “character bento.”
It’s a type of Japanese bento (lunch box) that is made to look like your favorite characters from anime, manga, video games, and more!
Can you imagine tucking into a lunch box with a rice ball that looks like Pikachu? Or a sandwich that looks like your favorite video game character? The possibilities are endless!
Charaben is often made by parents for their children as a fun and creative way to encourage them to eat a balanced meal. It’s a great way to make mealtime more exciting and fun for the little ones.
If you want to see some amazing examples of charaben, check out the #kyaraben hashtag on Instagram! You’ll be amazed by the variety and creativity of these charaben art.
I hope you find this as cool and creative as I do! Let me know if you decide to try making a charaben lunch for yourself or your loved ones.