Tanabata Bento Lunch

Tanabata Lunch

In celebration of the Japanese holiday Tanabata, I made this lunch. Last year I hosted a Tanabata Dinner Party for my niece, nephews and my husbands young cousins.

Tanabata is a Japanese star festival. According to a folktale, Hikoboshi (star Altair) and Orihime (star Vega) were lovers and separated by the Milky Way to only meet once a year. Typically people celebrate on July 7 but some regions of Japan celebrate on a different day.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Angel hair pasta with star shaped carrots and homemade Hikoboshi and Orihime Tanabata picks. I resized these, printed them, cut them out and then taped them to wooden picks.

Top Right: Hazelnuts

Bottom Right: Carrots and cucumber stars

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2 Responses to Tanabata Bento Lunch

  1. coconutcraze says:

    This is indeed a star studded bento celebration! The pick idea is great!

  2. Beautiful bento that brings a beautiful love story to life! The picks are so clever.

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