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Learn How To Make Cute Character Bento

Welcome to this online character bento-making experience, an activity that’s fun for all ages and uses easily accessible ingredients.

From Osaka
Online Experience
1 Hour
Food And Drinks
Upto 10 people
English, Japanese
  • Learn how to make Bentos with an expert in a cooking session live-streamed from Osaka
  • An activity that is fun for all ages and uses easily accessible ingredients
  • Impress your family and friends with your Instagrammable cartoon Bentos

Join me for an online Japanese Bento-making experience, an activity that’s fun for all ages and uses easily accessible ingredients. I will teach you the art of Kyaraben, or character bento-making, and provide you with tips to give them an authentic Japanese flavour. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients - most of which you may already have in your kitchen - we will shape and decorate cartoon faces from popular characters such as Totoro and Pikachu. Then, we will take photos of our edible masterpieces, to show off to the world.

I will guide you as you design your characters and put together a colourful, delicious and instragrammable meal. Join this class now to get going!

  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  1. You can book this tour either for 30 USD per screen OR as a private session for 150 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  2. Please arrange the following ingredients and equipment before joining this experience:
  • 1 cup cooked rice (for 1 person)
  • 2 eggs 
  • 3 small sausage or carrots
  • Boiled broccoli 5 small spears
  • Boiled potato
  • Grilled seaweed paper or parsley or coriander
  • Slices of cheese
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Stock (powder or cube)
  • Any long thin pasta (spaghetti)
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Noriko Tominaga

I was inspired to share my culture and cuisine after an incredible experience I had cooking and eating with a local family living in rural New Zealand. After returning to Japan, I started offering cooking lessons with the sole objective of sharing authentic Japanese food and culture with the world. I specialize not only in traditional cuisine like washoku gozen, seasonal and authentic Japanese dishes but also in showcasing modern trends that Japanese housewives use in their everyday cooking.

From USD 30 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.