Bento Box Art That’s Almost Too Cute to Eat

Great Big Story gets to know Tomomi Maruo, a talented food artist from Tokyo, Japan who creates amazingly detailed creatures and celebrity portraits that are entirely edible.

“In Japan, children bring bento boxes to school with them for lunch, and Tomomi Maruo has a knack for making these lunches way more fun. As a food artist, she can take up to an hour each day creating entirely edible characters for these special bento boxes called charaben. Her talent for crafting these intricate charaben has prompted her to teach small classes to others eager to master the skill.”

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