Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday in Japan....

My Wednesday post about my life in Japan.

For two weeks Japanese Family is visiting Tucson, Arizona, so for a special lunch daughter, mollybot made Bento Lunches for us all. In Japan these lunches made for children and adults can go from the very simple to extremely involved.
Today mollybot made The Sonoran Desert bentos for us.
In the first photo you can see my box filled with a rice Quail standing next to a spinach Cactus, the sky is potato salad and the ground is tofu sand with homemade carrot and sesame rice seasons rocks.
Second photo is Inari, tofu skins, filled with rice and two different seasonings.
Daughter is a Vegetarian and very clever with what foods she can use and her spices.

This lunch was fabulous and super cute !

happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Theme from Rawhide, The Blues Brothers

This is my first post using Picasa so here goes...... yea hawwwwwww


  1. I love what I call "Bento Art"! A friend of mine here in Japan makes them for her daughters lunches and they are soooo cute! I had a brand new "frog" bento box but when our stuff got here to Japan it was nowhere to be found :(

  2. Oh my goodness that is amazing. I've never seen this type of thing before. The art of making the "little" things in life special is truly something. What a glorious time you must all be having. I hope it's not as hot down there as it is up here :)

  3. I am agog! That's magnificent, and like jeanette, I've never seen/heard of it before.

  4. What an unusual lunch - I would like to have tasted it.

  5. How lovely. And one to eat with thoughtfulness. I never knew Japanese people created these kind of boxes. A different approach to food, isn't it.

  6. Your granddaughter is a delight!
    I have been reading all your recent posts all at once and hope everyone --animals included are now doing a little better?
    Very worrying.

    We are out of our house for the 2nd week, so most disorganized.
    Hope to go home tomorrow when the floors are finally dry.....

    Greetings from the land of waiting for the hurricane.....

  7. Lovely, parsnip! I LOVE me some Picasa ~ it does all I aim for. I hope it works out that well for you. Imagine eating with ANY other thought in head than "feed me". What a grand experience, and I thank you for sharing it.

  8. Thank goodness you took photos. Memo to me:- I must take more trouble with my presentation of nosh.

  9. How creative to make your food symbolize something as well as be good to eat! That was wonderful of her to do:)

  10. Super cool. Detailed food has to be so much better than regular food.

  11. Found it for sale online in England: