- Totoro charaben [ hands-on ]
- Tamagoyaki [ hands-on ]
- Nikumaki [ hands-on ]
pork/beef and vegetable rolls
- Miso soup [ demo ]
Japanese sweets of the day
- Japanese green tea
* You can get free refills on Japanese sake, beer, wine and soft drink during the lesson :)
* Menus are subject to change based on the availability of items in the market.
Let’s try making Totoro from Ghibli!
‘Charaben’, short for Character Bento, is bento (lunchbox) where the food is arranged and decorated to look like popular characters, animals, and etc. It was born from Japanese mothers’ desire to get their picky children to enjoy and eat their lunch.
Now it is a boom and you can find lots of recipe books and tools to make charaben easy. Many Japanese people are posting pictures of their great works on SNS. As a result, charaben became popular in the world too!
In this lesson, we will make Totoro from Ghibli while you learn decoration tips (heart-shaped omelet, sausage flower & apple rabbit) and all you need to know about bento making!
We will make at least three side dishes and miso soup from scratch.
There are so many tools and accessories available for you to use in bento making. We can also show you the recommended tools and accessories that you can purchase at 100 yen shop!
Hi! I'm Junko! With my good foodie friend, Eiko, we offer authentic Japanese home cooking classes with a laid back feeling as if you are preparing a home party.
Most of our recipes require no special ingredients nor unusual equipment. I try my best to provide recipes that use ingredients that can be found at ordinary supermarkets overseas.
The menus in the classes reflect authentic Japanese home cooking, which I learned from my mother and my grandmother. We eat a lot of healthy meals using a variety of seasonal ingredients in Japan. I love to share the healthy dishes I cook daily. There are so many Japanese dishes and cultures that are not well known outside of Japan and I’m happy to introduce them to you!
The happy smiles of our guests are the biggest treat for us. We will welcome you to our kitchen with all our hearts :)
The closest station
How to get to the station?
From Shibuya Station: 5mins
Free pick up service
This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!
Exact location provided after booking.
Please go to Ebisu Station which takes 5 mins from Shibuya Station. Then Junko (host) will pick you up there!
Up to 4 people can join Junko's cooking class.
It costs 7700 per person.
Yes, Totoro Charaben (Bento Box) has a vegetarian option.
Duration of this cooking class is 4 hours.
You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.
We accepts these cards on airKitchen.
Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.