Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Beautiful Bento

Sunday 5th May, 2019

Kanteen | 12:30 - 13:50 & 16:30 - 17:50

We’re delighted to welcome bento artist Mari Miyazawa to Flatpack to run two workshops demonstrating how to create Character Bento - the art of turning traditional Japanese lunch boxes into fun, edible characters.

Originally a creative ploy by parents desperate to get their kids interested in food, the art of animated bento has become something of an obsession in Japan - and we can see why. We’d have traded in our Frubes and Dairylea Dunkers for rice pandas and katsu rabbits any day of the week.

Please note that the 12:30 workshop is intended for younger participants (recommended age 7+, and children must be accompanied by an adult), and the 16:30 workshop is intended for adults.

Presented in partnership with the Japan Foundation.

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