CUTE BENTO BOXES DECORATED AS JAPANESE CHARACTERS AND KAWAII KITTIES.February 26, 2009 at 02:10 | Posted in Cute Food Photos | 5 Comments
I’m a tad OCD and neurotic (if the chronic blogging is any proof). At regular intervals, I’m swept away by a new frivolity; generally something Japanese, kawaii, Goth, or a combination thereof. La Carmina’s manie du jour is cooking cute: school lunches dressed up as adorable characters by Japanese mothers. Eee!
I’ve been scouring several bento blogs, but my favorite is Mari Miyazawa’s e-obento. The Osaka mother of two has been honing her skills since 2004 and has released several cookbooks in Japan. I love her trademark whimsy. Can you imagine opening up your lunchbox to find Frankenstein proudly waving two happy ghosts (quail egg/nori) and a not-so-pleased demon (cherry tomato/cheese) – all of whom are impaled in a most awkward location?
I’ve picked out Mari’s most Gothic creations for your visual titillation. Most mothers cut the crusts off a sandwich; this one turns the edge of bread into Dracula’s coffin!
I’m always looking for excuses to post pictures of Basil Farrow – so here’s the world’s cutest Scottish Fold along with dishes that almost rival him in kitty kawaii. Can you can figure out the ingredients involved?