What a creative way to make your lunch box (Bentō べんとう) looks much more fun! This Japanese Food Art is to eat for real. Bentō (べんとう) is the name given to the simple prêt-a-manger takeout portion. When the Bento is presented in a cute way (a cartoon, icons…) they call it Charaben (キャラ弁, kyaraben). Was it invented to make the kids eat their lunch box much more easier? I guess so. Actually, some people spend so much time and energy to make those lunch boxes look so appealing that you want to keep them and not eat! Have a look at those examples and try to recognize the different cartoons.
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