In Year 10 Japanese, the focus of Term 1 was ‘Health and Wellbeing,’ in which we investigated the lifestyles of Australian and Japanese secondary school students. Before moving on to our next unit, we had the delight of making kyaraben.
Kyaraben is a type of Japanese lunch where healthy, portioned food is arranged to have various appearances—normally cute characters or animals. Making kyaraben is not just a way to have an appetising, healthy lunch, but has also become so popular in Japan that there are competitions where people aim to make the best arrangements. As a class, we enjoyed immersing ourselves in Japanese culture and eating the delicious food that came with the experience.
Anna Mikli (10H) and Charis Tran (10H)