Meaning of “Decoben(デコ弁)” / “Charaben(キャラ弁)”

“Decoben(デコ弁)” means “decorated packed lunch”.
“Decoben(デコ弁)” is an abbreviation for “decoration bento(弁当)”, “Bento(弁当)” means “packed lunch”.

“Charaben(キャラ弁)” means “Charactor painted packed lunch”. “Chara(キャラ)” is an abbreviation for “Charactor(キャラクター)”.

In Japan, bringing bento to office or school is common.
And some people create it really cute and great one.

If you see more, google “キャラ弁” or “デコ弁”.

Example Conversation

A: Your bento is always so cute!
B: My mother into in creating Charaben.
A: I envy you, it’s so cute!!!

A: 弁当いつもかわいいよね
B: 母親がキャラ弁作りにハマってて・・・
A: いいじゃん、めっちゃかわいい!

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