Tokyo Cooking Class
Cute Character lunch box making

Shinjuku Tokyo


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2.5 hours

Max 8 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

1.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.
2.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 boiled broccoli and Potato.
3.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.

  • Rice


    Rice is a staple food in Japan. In all most every family, there is a rice cooker. There is variety of Japanese rice brands such as Koshihikari and Hitomebore.

Cooking Class Information

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.

About Host

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.


The closest station

Yotsuya station

How to get to the station?

From Yotsuya station: 5mins

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about Cute Character lunch box making | Cooking class by Noriko

  • How long is this cooking class by Noriko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

  • Is Cute Character lunch box making available for vegans?

    Yes, Cute Character lunch box making has a vegan option.

  • What is the maximum capacity of Noriko's cooking class?

    Up to 8 people can join Noriko's cooking class.

  • How much does it cost to join Cute Character lunch box making?

    It costs 8500 per person.

  • Is Cute Character lunch box making available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Cute Character lunch box making has a vegetarian option.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.

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