I can hardly believe how quickly this week has gone by. On Monday my face was sore from smiling so much over the weekend! Tuesday was entirely taken up with tests at school. Today there were more tests but they were outweighed by the beautiful blue skies and clear weather. Now that my exams are over I am able to finish up my posts about the wonderfulness of JapanFest! Everyone loved seeing A-chan's lunch so much on Saturday that I decided to make a bento just for display on Sunday. People's reactions to seeing the bentos in person were so sweet and it made me very happy.
In the bento: Two plain onigiri, an apple bunny, blackberries, edamame on a pick, tofu karaage, carrot stars and almost invisible in the back were steamed broccoli and tiny tomato halves.
The onigiri were very quickly formed with the use of a triangular rice mold. Their eyes were punched out of nori with a face shaped puncher, but the mouths were cut with scissors. I used the end of a toothpick to apply sriracha sauce to make the cheeks.
In addition to the display bento we each had lunch bentos. On Sunday A-chan's asthma was under control so she got to come along, yay! Her bento had the same contents as the display with the addition of some kiwi slices. Mine had Japanese curry instead of onigiri.
We had a fantastic time. One of her favorite things was seeing all the Koi. She also loved the games in the ginza.
|A-chan in her new Yukata and me in my Aunt Takiko's Michiyuki. Her Yukata and face paint matched!|
|Playing games. This one was the ring-toss.|
|The consolation prize for the ring toss was cotton candy. She loves cotton candy!|