Bento is the Japanese word for lunchbox. For the Japanese people, Bento is much more than just packed lunch. For them, this is an art. Creating pretty boxed lunches is such an essential skill in Japan that it is hard to find any woman that has not mastered it!
Great looking, aren’t they? In fact, they look so pretty that it would break my heart to eat them. These Bento boxes are created by Sakurako Kitsa, a stunningly talented Bento food artist.
For the Geese Bento (first row, left), the artist used mushrooms. Green beans make up the grass.
In the Spa Bento (first row, right), the mask is created using dyed mayo. The turban and robe are made from cheese and fruit strings.
For the Garden Bento (third row, left), the artist used: Sky: dyed rice. Garden path: couscous. Butterfly: snap pea and squash. Tulips and daffodils: bell pepper and carrot. Other flowers: dyed egg white. Flower centers: egg yolk, mayo, sugar. Leaves: snow pea pods.
You can find the basic step-by-step instructions on how to design your own Bento here.