Hinamatsuri Bento

Girls Day Bento

I will be in Japan for Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) this year. I made this in advance for my 15 year old niece. She helped place the black sesame seeds on the radish flowers and said that she prefers my more traditional bento. I enjoy making them but I need more practice. I pretty much copied this bento made by Mahiro Mama.

Container: ECO Lunchboxes

Emperor and Empress: Cooked Nishiki rice molded into shape with plastic-wrap. Hair and facial features (spinach), bodies (bell pepper), baton and fan (cheddar cheese), the empress has a crown pick in her head

Also in the box: Rice, carrot flowers, radish flowers with black sesame seeds, snow peas, strawberries, lettuce, and carrot

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9 Responses to Hinamatsuri Bento

  1. mtetar says:

    Creative, yummy, and healthy. Blessings, Mtetar

  2. They look lovely and yummy!:)

  3. They’re so lovely, I wish I can have someone prepare it for me!

  4. Jenn says:

    Beautiful lunch!

  5. Naomi Walsh says:

    I completely and utterly have fallen in love with this!

  6. What a lovely, well made bento – just oozes cuteness! I bet your niece had lots of fun eating that. :)

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