Bento Shojin Workshop

This year we will also take you back to ancient Japan with our Shojin (temple) bento box. Taste the traditional food that has been eaten in Japan for ages! Tickets can be bought at the Info Desk for 12,50 per person.

Kyaraben or charaben, a shortened form of character bento, is a style of elaborately-arranged bento (Japanese boxed lunch) which features food decorated to look like people, characters from popular media, animals, and plants. This year we will host a series of bento workshops where you can make and eat your own cute bento!

As Animecon is the place to introduce Japanese culture, we will also host a real Shojin bento workshop; food that has been known for ages and is still made in temples around Japan. Try this new taste and imagine yourself in a traditional Japanese temple while making and eating this. (it is vegetarian-friendly)

Noriko Aoki will host both workshops where you will get a taste of Japan!
Tokyo Doll


Tickets will be for sale at the Information desk on the day of the event. The tickets will cost € 12,50 each.


  • Taking part in this tasting costs € 12,50 to be paid in advance at the Information desk.
  • This event is limited to 20 people. If the limit is reached, you can not attend.


Oceania Foyer


Sunday 10:00 - 12:30

J-POP in cooperation with:
  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • Vertigo 6
  • Koch Media
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