Pokemon Kyaraben (character bento)

This photo is my Pikachu Kyaraben that I made by myself in the Netherlands.


Nori (seaweed)

-Monster ball
Petit tomato.
Nori (seaweed)


What is Kyaraben?
You can see following explanation in wikipedia.

Kyaraben or charaben (キャラ弁), a shortened form of character bento (キャラクター弁当, kyarakutā bentō?), is a style of elaborately arranged bento which features food decorated to look like people, characters from popular media, animals, and plants.Japanese homemakers often spend time devising their families meals including their boxed lunches.
Originally, a decorated bento was intended to interest children in their food and to encourage a wider range of eating habits. It has now evolved to the point where national contests are held.

(From wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyaraben)

Actually Kyaraben was created for Japanese picky kids in the beginning,
but this phenomenon has spread to also adults.
They also enjoy Kyaraben to cook/eat, bring to the office or school today in Japan.

Kyaraben of charaben (キャラ弁), is een verkorte vorm van karakter bentō (キャラクター弁当, kyarakutā bentō). Het is een stijl die veel voor kinderen wordt gebruikt. Het eten lijkt op mensen, populaire tv-karakters (Pokémon bijvoorbeeld), dieren en planten. Deze stijl werd vroeger gebruikt om kinderen beter te laten eten, maar tegenwoordig zijn er grote wedstrijden in.

Sanma Teishoku(Japanese lunch set with Pacific saury)

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Sanma, is one of a popular seasonal food in autumn in Japan.
Common style is grilled whole, served with daikon oroshi (grated daikon)and soy sauce.
This photo is my Sanma Teishoku in my place.
Teishoku means combination set menu or À la carte in Japanese.

Kyaraben (character bento) workshop

Kyaraben, a shortened form of character bento, is a very popular bento style in Japan which features food decorated to look like Anime or Kawaii characters. At the workshop you learn how to make authentic Kyaraben and the result you can take home. More info http://tokyodoll.web.fc2.com/workshop/bentoworkshop.html