For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are – NPR

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Jul 24, 2016 · Packing your child’s lunch calls for a whole different level of preparation in Japan. There, moms often shape ordinary lunch ingredients like ham or rice into cute little pandas, Pokemon or even famous people’s faces .

For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed

A first-timer’s attempt at making part of a ‘character bento,’ or Kyaraben, lunch. Packing your child’s lunch calls for a whole different level of preparation in Japan. There, moms often shape ordinary lunch ingredients like ham or rice into cute little pandas, Pokemon or even famous people’s faces. It’s called character bento, and there’s considerable pressure to produce these cute food creations.

For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed

And not every Japanese parent wants to do this — but the cultural pressure is high, because it’s hard to be the parent whose kid has a lame lunch. ” I think it’s oppressive,” says Margarita Estevez-Abe, a political science professor at Syracuse University, who specializes in gender issues in Japan.

For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed

Packing your child’s lunch calls for a whole different level of preparation in Japan. There, moms often shape ordinary lunch ingredients like ham or rice into cute little pandas, Pokemon or even famous people’s faces. It’s called character bento, and there’s considerable pressure to …

For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed

A first-timer’s attempt at making part of a ‘character bento,’ or Kyaraben, lunch. Photo by Elise Hu/NPR At a class outside Tokyo, Japanese moms learn how to fashion a …

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For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed

A first-timer’s attempt at making part of a ‘character bento,’ or Kyaraben, lunch. At a class outside Tokyo, Japanese moms learn how to fashion a ham and cheese sandwich into small flower. Satoko Sano, Miyo Nishimura, Takayo Yahagi take a character bento-making class from Tomomi Maruo, who has been teaching ‘kyaraben’ in her home for 13 years.

For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed

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For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed

And not every Japanese parent wants to do this — but the cultural pressure is high, because it’s hard to be the parent whose kid has a lame lunch. “ I think it’s oppressive,” says Margarita Estevez-Abe, a political science professor at Syracuse University, who specializes in gender issues in Japan.

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