“In Japan, a lot of moms wake up early to make bento for their kids and their husbands. And often, they make cute animals or characters from anime shows out of food, so that kids will enjoy eating healthy food. Those bento are called “Kyaraben” or “Charaben.” (character bento)”
If you have children (or Totoro-crazy friends) around, close the page now. AnnaTheRed’s Kyaraben will make them go nuts– they may never eat lunch again unless they’re shaped like Ghibli characters.