Today, March 3rd, is the “Hinamatsuri” (girl’s day) in Japan.
We celebrate girls in the family and wish for their healthy growth and happiness by displaying special dolls and eating chirashizushi among other things.
So I made lunch in that theme today. My mom used to make me these lunches every year. Even though we didn’t have the concept of “Character obento” at that time, but her hinamatsuri lunches were definitely that.
The paper craft in the back of the picture was made by our daughter at her Japanese school
Trying out a new way of taking pictures…..
Missing his significant green body and blue eye, but does it still look like him? Kinda?
Our daughter, 5, made her own lunch, and I didn’t even ask!!
I’m one proud mama!!!
Easy and cute……. perfect for a morning like today when I overslept!!
Since kids’ school got delayed for 2 hours due to inclement weather conditions, I had a little more time to work on lunches today:)
Imitation crabs come in handy when you need red color!
Baymax from the Big Hero 6!
A great movie and great character …. and easy to make with rice!
Since the actual Valentine’s Day falls on Saturday, I made a heart-filled obento today:)
Hope the kids feel loved!
………. or at least that’s what I intended to make at first.
It just ended up becoming a regular penguin as I couldn’t make the eyes small enough:(
Kids are celebrating the special day by working with the number 100 all day, so I thought their lunch should feature the number as well.
A big star with a 100!