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Charaben Bento Box

Bento Power Ranger

Japanese pop culture enthusiast Christopher Salyers documents charaben, the cute and creative characters made from food for Japanese children's bento lunch boxes, in his book,Face Food: The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes. He talks about the ingredients, tools, the appeal of making charaben and the charaben-child connection. To see more pictures of Japanese bento box art, you can visit Salyers' blog.



Evan Kleiman


Jennifer Ferro