Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Arigatou Gozaimashta

For our honeymoon, my husband and I chose Tokyo. It was only for less than a week, but I fell in love and vowed to visit again someday somehow. Five years later, here we are . . . .  I swear, in the first 365 days I was here, I had to pinch myself every single day to make sure it wasn't just a dream. So today, let me say that I am truly thankful for this opportunity given to us. The experience is beyond words. 

131112 A tribute to Japan
I started making bentos earlier this year when it struck me that since I am in Japan, it's only natural that I should try making one. Never ever had any idea that it would become my hobby.

This bento is made of:
- Green egg sheet for Mt. Fuji and cheese for the snow cap.
- Red, yellow and orange peppers and cucumber for the momiji leaves.
- Rice coloured with blue natural food-dye.
- Grilled prawn, meatball, broccoli, mini tomatoes, and strawberries.

This post is part of a blog hop where a group of us bento bloggers are making bentos with the same theme. If you keep clicking on the hop button, you will be able to see all the other amazing bentos, so be prepared to be inspired!

Click the hop button below and behold what Rina of Bento School Lunches has created for the theme!



47 comments:

  1. Japan is simply amazing, I want to go back and back and back again! and of course, such a pretty fuji san bento. :))

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    1. Thank you Shirley! Yes, Japan is amazing and many more :D

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  2. I have been to Japan many times and keep wanting to go back. I love your bento and especially your Mt. Fuji!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy ;) Can't never get bored of Japan!

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  3. Beautiful! Very nice details!

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  4. Wow, your bento is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, not to mention it looks DELICIOUS!! I wish it was made for me!

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca :D My daughter loved it too!

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  5. Love all the details and colors and it looks yummy!:)

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  6. Wow I love the details in your lunches! Very creative, great job!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment :D This is a hobby I really enjoy ;)

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  7. Beautiful details! I hope to be able to visit Japan eventually...

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    1. Thank you! My dream came true, I'm sure yours will too ;)

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  8. So gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you so much Karen!!! Yours was beyond amazing!

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  9. This is absolutely amazing!! I love the leaves!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I can't seem to stop using peppers in my bentos now because they are just simply gorgeous in terms of colours ;)

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  10. I haven't been to Japan but I know how beautiful the country is. I love their food! This just made me crave for one. Your post is just an inspiration to visit Japan.

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    1. Awww thank you so much Marie.. The food here are amazing! Can't never get tired of them ;)

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  11. This is an amazing bento. Wonderful job capturing Japan! I've only been through the Tokyo & Osaka airports...so I don't really say I've been to Japan!

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    1. I would love to have you link this up to Bento Blog Network. We have a weekly themed meme and tomorrow (12am CST USA) starts the thankful theme. This would be a perfect link up!

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    2. Thank you Diana!! You should go beyond the airports one day! Kyoto is BEAUTIFUL! And thank you for the linky invite :D

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  12. Wow! Your bento looks amazing! I love all of the details.

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    1. Thank you so much Keitha!! ;) You guys made my day :D

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  13. This is just beautiful!! I love Japan... I've only been there once, but I can't wait to go back. My husbands family is in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto... WE plan on moving to Kyoto when we retire! :)

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    1. Ooooooo I envy you! We'll be returning back to our home next year. We will miss Japan sorely :( We love Kyoto by the way. Been there once, hope to go there again one more time!

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    1. Thank you Jenn!!! You know how I adore yours ;)

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  15. This lunch is absolutely stunning! I love it! I love your post too. Beautiful!

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    1. Awwww thank you so much Rachel :D That makes me really happy!

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  16. Daisy it's so elegant and beautiful..I've dreamed of visiting Japan most my life!! Truely charmed!

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    1. Thank you Keisha!!! I have no doubt you will be here one day. Bring lots of $$$ to spend on the bento boxes and accessories LOL!!

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  17. Wow, your bento is amazing and beautiful! Wonderful job!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! So glad I joined the hop :D

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  18. Gorgeous bento! I would love to visit Japan.

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    1. Thank you so much Anna!! :D Hope you'll get to enjoy a trip to Japan one day!

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