Aside from eating and making bento, one thing I enjoy doing is looking at what other people make. Especially when it comes to cute kyaraben (character obento). Not only are kyaraben fun to look at and admire, it’s also a good way to get inspired. And who better to look to for inspiration than the Japanese?
One bento maker who I admire is Sundae. This Japanese mom who takes pride in creating cute and colorful obento has been preparing them twice a week for her sons for four years now. In fact, her work is so adorably cute that she’s been included in an international bento book!
Her posts aren’t limited to obento but attractive, kyaraben-inspired home lunches as well. Her blog is in Japanese but don’t let that be a hurdle for exploring. You can navigate her site easily with basic web knowledge. Plus, she encourages readers to leave their feedback, even if you have to leave it in English.