This post was originally written by my good friend, Carolyn Neely!
Hiya guys! I’m Carolyn, and I suck at introductions! So now that that’s out of the way, I’m going to talk about bento. Specifically, kyaraben (or charaben), which is short for ‘character bento.’ This is a style of bento box where the ingredients are elaborately arranged to create characters or designs, in order to entertain children and get them to eat their food.
I might not be a child, but I still love these adorable bento boxes. They come in all shapes and sizes, and are usually very nutritious! Here are just a few totally awesome ones from Anna the Red.