I made this lunch for my friend Mayumi’s daughter while they were recently staying at my place. I am fond of Anna and remember her as a dancing five year old during my 2017 Japan trip. It was a time of transition and I was a waterfall of tears. The waterfall dried up after spending time with Anna. I told myself, “how can you cry when there is a five year old dancing?” Anna is seven now and still a delight to be around.
Left Side: Dancing Girl – Daikon (Japanese radish) with a carrot skirt – cut with a cookie cutter, Peanut Noodles
Top Right: Dancing Shoes – Radish (I was inspired by this), spinach leaves
Bottom Right: Music Notes – Apple dipped in water with lemon juice to prevent browning, blueberries