Kyaraben or character bento is a type of bento that is a step above the status quo. These amazingly elaborate bento feature designs that look like people, characters from anime or manga, animals, plants, or whatever amazing idea pops in the creators head. These fascinating bentos are used to encourage children’s interest in their food, and to interest them in a wide variety of food. I can say that I’d be willing to eat most of these without hesitation, despite what the actual food might be. Although I do wonder if they taste as good as they look….
Reguardless, the skill, patience, and creativity put into these lunch boxes is something to marvel. Especially the patience.