Cartoon Character Bento Making Class with Chef Noriko

Cartoon Character Bento Making Class with Chef Noriko

  • date_range 10.01 (Tue) ⇨ 09.16 (Wed) / 11:00 to 13:30
  • 2 Chome-2 Yotsuya Soshin Bldg. 6F, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004, Japan

Let’s turn Japanese animation into boxed bento lunch!With my cartoonist friend,we’ll design and make boxed lunch,using fresh ingredients of the season.Cutting seaweed and sheet of cheese so that it looks like faces of the character-it’s bit tricky but so much fun. I’ll advise you tips, so learn from me.When it is all set, let’s take pictures and show it off to the world!

【About NORIKO】
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 in Tokyo 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.

・11:00 am: Introduction of today’s recipes and preparation
・11:15 am: Demonstration and cooking lesson
・12:45 pm: Tasting party
・1:30 pm: End of class

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.


・You can join each class max 8people.


4 Chome-2-22 Kamitsurumahonch, Minami-ku,
Kanagawa-ken 252-0318,
Established: 7th January 2016
Capital JPY1,000,000-
The president & CEO: Noriko Tominaga
Director: Takashi Tominaga

【The CEO Profile】
・1969 Born in Tokyo
・1991 Graduated from Kitazato University, Bachelor of Pharmacy. Obtained a pharmacist license.
・1991 - 2014 Marketing manager for various kinds of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products at Kracie Co., Ltd. (Previously Kanebo home products Co.,
       Ltd.), L’Oreal Japan Co., Ltd., Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim Co., Ltd.
       Besides the job careers, studied cooking at "KUSHI Macrobiotic Academy" and "International Food and Culture Association", and obtained
       the license for a trainer of food education.
・February, 2014 Held a Japanese Home Style Cooking Class for foreigners at the International Lounge in Sagamihara city.
・August, 2014 Started the "WASHO COOK" Japanese Cooking Class at her own house in Sagamiono.
・June, 2015 Opened the second classroom in Kichijoji.
・January, 2016 Incorporated WASHO COOK CO., Ltd.

・Oct. 2017 NTV : NEWS ZERO
・Apr. 2017 TV Asahi : Syokusai no Ohkoku
・Mar. 2017 Sagamihara city Town news
・Feb. 2017 NHK TV : Metropolitan Special reports"中国観光客のコト消費への転換"
・Apr. 2016 BS NHK : Nippon buratetsu
・Feb. 2016 BS Fuji : Table of dreams
・Jan. 2016 English supervisor for 'Simple Delicious Japanese Food'
・Dec. 2015 Nippon TV : News every "Japanese foods cooking class OSECHI for foreigners"
・Oct. 2015 Benesse DVD teaching materials for junior high school
・Sep. 2015 Nippon TV : News every"Japanese foods spread around the world"
・Sep. 2015 TOKYO MX : Morning CROSS"TOKKYO 100 foreign views"
・Mar. 2015 Nikkei Newspaper
・Dec. 2014 NHK Ohayo Nippon : Town information "Osechi Cooking for foreigners"
・Dec. 2014 TV Asahi : Morning bird "Evolving cooking class"
・Dec. 2014 Kanagawa Newspaper "食で広げる交流の輪"
・Oct. 2014 TV Kanagawa : News alfa 930 "Japanese culture exchange through Japanese Cooking"
・Sep. 2014 Magazine Nikkei Otona-no OFF