Do you know Kyaraben? It’s a shortened form of character bento. Bento means lunch box in Japanese. Originally, a decorated bento was intended to interest children in their food and to encourage a wider range of eating habits. It has now evolved to the point where national contests are held.
San-x also held a contest in 2006. It’s old information but it’s so cute so I’ll introduce kyaraben contest.
The first prize was Madoka’s kyaraben! Most of Rilakkuma’s face and body made of rice. His eyes and mouth is made of laver.
Now many kyaraben books was released in Japan.
[Rilakkuma to kawaii kyaragohan & obento] shufu to seikatsusha 2007
There are many san-x characters kyaraben recipes in this book like Mamegoma.
[akinoichigoのかんたん！ キャラクターのおべんとう] takarajimasha 2011
There are not only san-x characters, but also many different characters kyaraben recipes in this book.
[Rilakkuma no tedukuri oyatsu] shufu to seikatsusha 2006
It’s not kyaraben book. There are a lot of sweets recipes like Rilakkuma shaped cookies, and his favorite foods custard pudding, dango.
I think Rilakkuma kyaraben and Rilakkuma sweets is not so difficult to cook.Because Rilakkuma’s shape and color is simple! Someday I want to try to make Rilakkuma cookies and Rilakkuma omurice!