[Tokyo ・ Yotsuya] Character Lunch Box Cooking

About 2.5 hours Language: Japanese, English
Tour Price 8,500 JPY ~ / person Event Ticket Price 8,500 JPY ~ / person
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  • [Tokyo ・ Yotsuya] Character Lunch Box Cooking
  • [Tokyo ・ Yotsuya] Character Lunch Box Cooking
  • [Tokyo ・ Yotsuya] Character Lunch Box Cooking
  • [Tokyo ・ Yotsuya] Character Lunch Box Cooking
  • [Tokyo ・ Yotsuya] Character Lunch Box Cooking

About the WOW U-mediator leading this tour

Noriko was inspired to share her culture and cuisine after an incredible experience she had cooking and eating with a local family living in rural New Zealand, where they use a boat regularly to get around. On her return to Japan, she began offering cooking lessons with the sole objective of sharing authentic Japanese food and culture with the world. She specializes not only in traditional cuisine like washoku gozen, seasonal and authentic Japanese dishes but also in showcasing modern trends that Japanese housewives’ use in their everyday cooking. http://washocook.com/en/

What we'll do

Japanese "Bento" is popular as "BENTO" overseas. "Chara-ben", a kind of bento which shapes rice and side dishes into manga and anime characters, is a unique culture of animation advanced country Japan, attracting attentions all over the world. In this plan, we gonna introduce you how to make a Chara-ben into popular characters among foreigners such as Kumamon and Totoro in English.
This will be an experience of making a very cute chara-ben decorated with seaweed and cheese easily. It will be too cute to be ate.
It is a new attempt to let foreigners get connections with Japanese culture through Japanese-style food. Hope you can have a fun character making experience on this occasion.

Making cute shaped food using various ingredients.
Sweet rolled omelet is so popular among foreigners. We will make heart-shaped rolled omelet together and egg clape flower as well.
Tako Winner is a cute-octopus-looking-cut wiener which need to be cut first for making octopus's feet. When you fry it in the fry pan and season it with ketchup, you will have a cute octopus.
We also will use deep-fried fish sausage with seaweed and boiled broccoli.

Making a character's face and body.
Making face and body by mixing black sesame and salmon flakes with rice.
Then use tweezers, scissors or straw, etc. to make eyes, nose, mouth, etc. by the ingredients as nori (seaweed), cheese, crab and so on.

Packing them in a lunch box.
The process of packing lunch boxes is also an interesting experience for foreigners. Put the character in the middle and stuff the side food around it tightly.
It's so cute when finishing the bento making the cheers of "Too cute to eat!"

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Things you need to know before the tour

Not included in price : Transportation cost

Price Detail

What is included in the tour price

  • Lunch
  • Admission fee

Route

  • [Tokyo ・ Yotsuya] Character Lunch Box Cooking

    Japanese "Bento" is popular as "BENTO" overseas. "Chara-ben", a kind of bento which shapes rice and side dishes into manga and anime characters, is a unique culture of animation advanced country Japan, attracting attentions all over the world. In this plan, we gonna introduce you how to make a Chara-ben into popular characters among foreigners such as Kumamon and Totoro in English.
    This will be an experience of making a very cute chara-ben decorated with seaweed and cheese easily. It will be too cute to be ate.
    It is a new attempt to let foreigners get connections with Japanese culture through Japanese-style food. Hope you can have a fun character making experience on this occasion.

    Making cute shaped food using various ingredients.
    Sweet rolled omelet is so popular among foreigners. We will make heart-shaped rolled omelet together and egg clape flower as well.
    Tako Winner is a cute-octopus-looking-cut wiener which need to be cut first for making octopus's feet. When you fry it in the fry pan and season it with ketchup, you will have a cute octopus.
    We also will use deep-fried fish sausage with seaweed and boiled broccoli.

    Making a character's face and body.
    Making face and body by mixing black sesame and salmon flakes with rice.
    Then use tweezers, scissors or straw, etc. to make eyes, nose, mouth, etc. by the ingredients as nori (seaweed), cheese, crab and so on.

    Packing them in a lunch box.
    The process of packing lunch boxes is also an interesting experience for foreigners. Put the character in the middle and stuff the side food around it tightly.
    It's so cute when finishing the bento making the cheers of "Too cute to eat!"

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Meeting Place

If you arrive by train
3 minutes walk from "Yotsuya Station". Take the Yotsuya Exit of JR Yotsuya Station. 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku Dori towards Yotsuya 3rd Street. On the 6th floor of the building (Sato (Sainobu Building)) on the right side. The first floor is a stand cafe and a French restaurant.