Should I Eat It Or Hug It?

totoroPeople, I don’t know whether this is CUTE, or TASTY! Mebbe BOTH!

[The folks at Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi sent this in and added, “Totoro is a famous Anime character in Japan. What we did in the video is simply shape the food to look like the character himself. We used noodle (Soba) in one video and rice ball (Onigiri) in the other.” -Ed]



  1. Hey, didn’t anyone watch the movie? Totoros are made to be napped on.

  2. Awe she is adorable and the totoros are very very cute.

  3. SixFootJen says:

    Maybe you could nap on Totoro, and nibble as needed.

  4. that is just way-y-y too much effort into lunch. If you like that sort of thing, try this,, it usually links to the bloggers who describe how they made their lunches.

  5. I’m sorry but the little brown thing on the side looks like a poo with eyes.

  6. Cute but when you mold and twist food to look like stuff it usually becomes almost uneatable.

  7. Coffee Cup says:

    Cute, but the thought that someone has touched my food so much just to shape it into something makes my stomach turn.

  8. Aw, he’s a little soot sprite! (But yes, he does look a bit like a perp here.)

  9. Eat your heart out, Martha Stewart!

  10. JenDeyan says:


    Huge Miyazaki fan. His movies are the best My Neighbor, Totoro is one of his classics.

  11. To me, these look a lot more creepy than cute.

  12. Welcome to the world of Japanese bento art – cute and delicious! They sell tools for moms to make these adorable shapes, so that cute food can remain unmangled and tasty.

  13. Sharon Wilson says:

    After seeing that one video I think I know what Totoro is–he’s a wombat!

  14. While the food does very little for me, I must say that young woman’s English is truly excellent. I can see why they have her teaching us to play with our food the Japanese way!

  15. Cathy Patrick says:

    I hope you don’t eat sushi….! 😀

  16. This is the best! I grew up in Japan and have been envious of adorable edibles. The soba probably takes as long to make as conventional pasta with fresh veg–it’s just the fiddledy bits of the eyes and details that make it a bit harder. Same with the onigiri–the devil’s in the details.

    But, if I opened up a lunchbox and saw a troupe of tiny edible Totoros, it would be lunchtime win.