A gallery of every bento that I’ve made over the years. I hope that they inspire you to make your own!


This is a gallery of everything I’ve made that doesn’t go into a bento box. Sushi, sandwiches, sweets and a lot more!


This is a gallery of my sketches.I usually spend at least an hour on each bento sketch. It’s very important because it’s a way to help you plan out what foods you’re going to use and guide you when you’re putting it together!

Your Food

This gallery is entirely food made by YOU! Food and bento made by people using how-tos or ideas from my blog. If you’ve made something that you saw on my blog please send it to me at annathered[at]gmail.com


Videos I’ve made for bento, crafts, our trip to Japan and also stuff from conventions that I’ve gone to.

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aybeeNo Gravatar October 25, 2009 at 11:19 am

How has no one commented!!
This page is purely amazing :) so jealous of you
and how amazing would it be to open your lunch and find a massive totoro


FernandaNo Gravatar October 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Just beautiful and fun!! Looks good, too!! Congratulations for such a creative work!!


sofieNo Gravatar November 3, 2009 at 11:34 pm

amazing blog
I never made any bento before
but after visiting this site, I want I want
and I know need many effort to created bento like yours *drolling*


claudiaNo Gravatar November 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

hi…im just starting to make bento but never try to make “cute” bento.after visiting your website for almost 30 mins i cant wait to sketch and design my own cute bento.
thanks so much!


noodelsNo Gravatar November 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

wow really impressif.maybe a idee for a childrens party service.every parents want to get them to eat healthy.
you got a fan.
keep up the good work.


SayaNo Gravatar December 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I love your bento
But +a Prinny’s please …


MartinNo Gravatar January 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

it’s f**king amazing food art. i admire all you work. wish you would come to berlin to show me some of your talents

greeting martin


BeckiNo Gravatar January 6, 2010 at 2:13 am

Wow. fantastic work here Anna :) keep it up! <3


AlisonNo Gravatar January 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Hi – I’m friends with Linda who shared this link with me. You are AWESOME!!! Do you work in the food industry? I love Totoro!


KevinNo Gravatar January 29, 2010 at 7:09 pm

You are awesome! =D


ReritiNo Gravatar February 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm

This is so amazing! I’d love to have my lunch looking like these! Food art. Best kind there is


Michelle MahoneyNo Gravatar February 25, 2010 at 2:33 am

This is absoutly amazing! Great work! X D


K9No Gravatar March 20, 2010 at 12:28 am

This is soooooo cool!!!!! All the food looks so great i don’t how anyone can eat it!!! My favourite on is the Yoshi one. Fantastic work keep it up!!! =P


stixNo Gravatar April 12, 2010 at 6:52 am

your food is amazing i love it its so cute


RobbieNo Gravatar May 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

My 5 year old actually eats now! and its all the good for you stuff she never liked!! I love this site!


svNo Gravatar May 24, 2010 at 2:55 am

you are doing much more good – spreading much more love and healing and joy than you realize – wonderful, wonderful.


omeyNo Gravatar May 29, 2010 at 1:40 am

Hi! I find your site purely amazing. Thanks so much for sharing some tips and techniques!^3^


AnnaNo Gravatar June 2, 2010 at 8:18 am

You are so amazing! I’m really inspired by your work!


RMNo Gravatar June 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Wow, this is amazing. You take playing with your food to a whole new level. I’m inspired!!


KatNo Gravatar June 12, 2010 at 7:20 am

You are amasing! I really want to eat it ^_^


JialingNo Gravatar June 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm

You are my hero.


CissouilleNo Gravatar June 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

You’re really doing an extraordinary job!
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to reproduce any of your art-bento (I don’t have patience enough and my bento are too small anyway), but I love Totoro’s characters and the farm animals you created and the how-to are going to help me do it one day!
Doomo arigato gosai masu!


SarahNo Gravatar June 26, 2010 at 1:21 am

You should make a bento with the South Park boys on it! It doesn’t exactly fit in with your Japanese-style art, but it would sure get lots of buzz. I would make one myself, but I am just HORRIBLE at cooking!  
゙(゚、 。 7
 l、゙ ~ヽ
 じしf_, )ノ


McDNo Gravatar July 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

WOW. You are so talented! Ganbatte kudasai! The world needs more artists like you…


PagedsNo Gravatar July 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Sympa les plat de tout les Gibly mais les images son trop petite


wahineNo Gravatar July 21, 2010 at 6:15 am

This is truly amazing!


PopcornAnimeNo Gravatar July 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm

This IS BEAUTIFULL, the Ebichu one drew me to your site, i just love that show haha.
Im deffinately going to use these tips and make my very own bento for my friend for her b-day, she will love it!!


pearlejamNo Gravatar July 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm

everything you make is awesome! keep up the good work!!


LisaNo Gravatar August 4, 2010 at 4:36 am

I am just amazed, truly, so much love, effort and creativity into each bento. Wonderful!


meiNo Gravatar August 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm

i truly love everyone of your Bento box, especially the Toroto’s.

keep doing this amazing work!



SaiNo Gravatar August 12, 2010 at 7:19 am

Genius! Just truly amazing!

Nom nom nom


stephanieNo Gravatar September 11, 2010 at 10:04 am

hey can you post the rabbids cookie mix ? i really wish to make it (:


RoElNo Gravatar January 5, 2011 at 5:24 am

wow! I felt great when i saw your bento^^


ambiancegourmandeNo Gravatar January 26, 2011 at 5:03 am

Beautiful ! A lot of idea !


NikoleNo Gravatar February 12, 2011 at 12:40 am

They are amazing and I feel hungry when I see them.
Does it takes a lot of time, I mean to do 1 bento?
like… to do the rice, than the lowers, everything if you are doing just one.
Because it seems like you have a lot of things ready, because you do it every day ( i guess).


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar February 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Hi Nikole
I don’t make them everyday, but certain things get easier with practice. How long each bento takes totally depends on how much food I can prep the night before. For example my Katamari Damacy bento probably took the least time of my all bento even though it’s got a lot of pieces on it. That’s because I used left over curry and was able to prep almost everything the night before. Also a rice cooker with a timer is very convenient. Also do a sketch of your bento first, it’ll help tremendously!


AnnaNo Gravatar February 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Hi Anna,

Your bentos are absolutely amazing! I really like what you are capable of creating with food. Very impressive! I think you’re artwork would look really cute in the bento box I use, the Laptop Lunches! Here is what other owners of the LL are doing:


Maybe you can get some of your artwork in their gallery?!

All the best!!


summerNo Gravatar February 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm


Your bento creations are truly amazing! We just posted your link on our Facebook page. You can take a look at it at: http://www.facebook.com/LaptopLunches.


Pamela FragosoNo Gravatar February 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I’m so impressed with your work. You have convinced me to try bento creations. Fabulous!


authentic designer handbagNo Gravatar February 29, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I’m so impressed with your work. You have convinced me to try bento creations. Fabulous!http://www.annathered.com/gallery/


zuheeraNo Gravatar March 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm

you rock


MikoNo Gravatar April 6, 2013 at 12:25 am

I like it


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