Character Bento

Posted November 9th, 2008 in Japan 7 Comments »

My friend sent me a photo of very cute Bento box:)  These characters are from Japanese cartoon called An-Pan-Man, and it’s very famous in Japan.  The An-Pan-Man is not known here in Perth and Indonesia,  I wonder why…  I like the cartoon and the characters are very cute!  I used to watch the cartoon on tv when I was little:)


This bento box was made by my friend.  So cute (>v<)///

 Just wanted to show the picture to you… 🙂

7 Comments on “Character Bento”

  1. 1 tokyo5 said at 11:46 am on November 9th, 2008:

    >An-Pan-Man is not known here in Perth and Indonesia, I wonder why…

    That cartoon is too Japanese, I think, for most overseas markets.
    The food and culture is Anpanman is hard to explain to people in other countries. (I tried to explain it to my family in the U.S. when my kids were little and they watched Anpanman).

    But I heard that some other Asian countries watch Anpanman and Doraemon even though they’re both very Japanese.
    I heard that in India (I think it was India…I can’t remember) watches Doraemon and he eats “crackers” instead of ドラ焼き!

    Anyways, we went to the “Anpanman” museum in 横浜 (Yokohama) recently…

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 12:04 pm on November 9th, 2008:

    Ummm yeah maybe An-Pan-Man is too Japanese:p
    Doraemon is in many countries though. In Indonesia Doraemon is very very popular! My partner’s sister collects lots of Doraemon goods and her house is full of Doraemon!
    I don’t know what’s so different from An-Pan-Man and Doraemon:p

  3. 3 tokyo5 said at 12:18 pm on November 9th, 2008:

    >Doraemon is in many countries

    It seems Anpanman is, too.
    I had a visitor to my blog who was from Sri Lanka…he said he watched Anpanman in his country when he was a child.

    In Sri Lanka, Anpanman‘s name is “Gnana Katha Malliya”って!(I don’t know how to pronounce that!).

    He blogged about seeing Anpanman when he visited Tokyo recently.
    His blog is here:

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 4:19 am on November 10th, 2008:

    Haha… that’s a different name from Anpanman!:p
    I still feel strange when I watch some cartoon like Doragon Ball here and the characters speak English (笑)

  5. 5 tokyo5 said at 2:30 pm on November 10th, 2008:

    They show Dragon Ball in Australia?
    (I’ve never watched Dragon Ball…I don’t have any sons!!)

    When I was a kid in America, I used to watch 「ガっチャマン」 in English. I didn’t know it was a Japanese cartoon until I came to Japan!

  6. 6 tokyo5 said at 2:31 pm on November 10th, 2008:

    In that comment above, I wrote 「ガチャマン」…of course I meant 「ガチャマン」.

  7. 7 umepontarou said at 10:30 pm on November 10th, 2008:

    I’m surprised that you’ve never watched Dragon Ball …!!
    I thought Dragon Ball is shown on tv in all the countries :p

    … 「ガっチャマン」. I actually have never watched it, but I know the name very well:) Japanese cartoon everywhere!

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