Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thirty

I've recently become fascinated with bento box art. I came across a couple of photographs of some bento boxes people put together and I couldn't get over how adorable and amazing they were! I immediately went to the Japan town here and purchased some supplies to start creating my own bento boxes. I can't remember the site I was reading about them on but it explained how Japanese Mom's take pride in their bento boxes and are very competitive in having the best presentation. I have yet to get started on it but as soon as I do I promise to post some photo's on here! I doubt they will ever compare to the photo's below but still it will be a fun attempt.













my supplies!


27 comments:

Luchie said...

cute..cute...cute!! I love the panda, super duper cute :D

Emily said...

These things are great! I remember reading about them in one of the Canadian newspapers last year. The comments got quite vicious as I recall... on the value of having a career or being a stay-at-home mom who makes bento boxes. But I think they're just wonderful. I lovvvve the Wall-E one! Egg Evie is just too cute!

Meggstatus said...

My mom's heart shaped peanut butter and honey sandwiches have nothing on these!

Jasmine said...

omg these are adorable (though the one with the lady and the face mask is kinda frightening)! i wish my mom put this much effort into my lunch :)

Kyra said...

Every time I see these I think "Who would ever eat those? It cute to destroy!"

Arielle said...

Emily-Agreed! Wall-E is probably my number one favorite Pixar film. Also, I'm all for feminism but that still doesn't mean we should disencourage or frown upon stay at home moms. I'm glad that you and I can still appreciate the efforts those Mom's put into their art. ;)

Meggstatus-I swear..the Japanese are always one-upping

Jasmine-I'm totally freaked out by the lady with the face mask as well! But I have to appreciate the art and time put into it

Kyra-right?! why are Japanese people the most adorable things on earth! they are such trendsetters

Hannah said...

No way!!!! These are amazing! I would love to have a go at something like this! When I was younger I used to make little gardens out of sweets as an Easter present for my parents (they never ate it, surprise surprise, after I'd had my grubby little fingers all over it!). Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Marina said...

inspiring blog...

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Lulu and the Locket said...

My gosh I've never seen anything like that before - they are amazing! Fascinating - I look forward to seeing what you create! x

Away with the fairy's said...

These are so incredible! theres even a where the wild things are one! just too cool for words!

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Queen D said...

love this post!!
love the way they serve this post. make this food more delicious :)
so inspire!!

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Chloe Trayner said...

so crazy and cute

Jessica said...

Ok WOW. I have never seen anything like this before. haha. Amazing!! I wonder if my husband would be impressed if I did this one evening for dinner. ;)
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Clara said...

wow! lovely pics
your blog is great!
xx

Mel said...

Wow that's so ingenious! Can't wait to see your creation!

Indie.Tea said...

Oooo, so cute! I've got to explore Japantown more (my friend also told me about a great stationary/fountain pen shop in the neighborhood).

Belle said...

It's such a conundrum; I love Japanese food so they make me hungry but it is hard to stomach the thought of destroying such adorable art!

Ashley said...

Amazing bentos!!! OH gosssh, it makes me even more hungry!!! I hope to see your bento soon! Xoxo

terra said...

awww!! after so much time and effort i wouldn't want to eat them tho, way too cute :-p

kathy said...

They all look amazing. I feel a bit ashamed though- i put so little effort into my packed lunches each day! x

DKFS said...

so cute :) amazing I will try it too because it is such a great inspiration :)thanks girl

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Those are crazy awesome!

rebecca said...

These are amazing! Good luck trying to replicate them (:

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Noonton and Cocobean said...

This is so cool I have not heard of this until now thankyou :-)

Also thanks for following my tiny blog
Heres to a new blogging friendship
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Dress up scientist said...

Ooooh, I love the totoro one!!

avalonne lou summers said...

Yum! I'm hungry for Japanese food!!! They're cute, but I don't want to eat Totoro though :(

Photos from yesterday: http://www.thegirlfromhkldnsf.com/2010/07/youve-got-friend-in-me-3.html#comments

:)

Who is Rufus said...

this post made me laugh! So cute. I dont think I would be able to eat any of it. I'd feel too guilty.

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