Lessons Totoro Charaben Class August 17, 2021 / by Junko Totoro character bento lesson! Today’s guests were 2 close family friends! The boy mentioned that he usually doesn’t cook at all, but he was good at everything—a very quick learner! Junko came to the lesson in between her errands and helped us cook the sausages that we cut to resemble flowers, penguins and octopuses. They turned out to be cute and strange creatures😉 There is a lot of hard work that goes into this bento box, and the two seemed exhausted after the lesson 😅 They wanted to take home the bento boxes, so we had a quick lunch with what didn’t go into the bento boxes, shoyu koji marinated chicken, miso soup and dessert. Hope they enjoyed the bento back home! Thank you for coming!! Junko 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! If you tested any of our recipes feel free to send us a photo and your comments and we will be happy to publish them, even if it wasn't a complete success! :) Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.