Kyaraben Bento workshop


Always wanted to make a cute and tasty lunch? Do you love anime? All these will be combined at this kyaraben workshop! We will make a colourful bento box without using any artificial food colouring. Tickets can be bought at the Info Desk for €12,50 per person. 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! Hope to see you there!

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!
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Tickets will be for sale at the information desk


  • Please wash your hands right before entering the workshop
  • Taking part in this event costs € 13,00 to be paid in advance at the Information desk.
  • This event is limited to 30 people. If the limit is reached, you can not attend.


Hal 5 - Food workshops area


Saturday 11:00 - 13:00

Ticket Sales Closed

Booth open: unknown

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  • 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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