Today’s bento is my entry for the Japan Society Virtual Bento Box Battle.
This bento creation pays homage to Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as a Ghost, 1851 from
Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: The Arthur R. Miller Collection
Click here to see the original, and scroll along to the 5th one. Hopefully you will recognise which one I was trying to do!
This “ghost” is made from pressed rice, (onigiri) with nori detail, on a bed of rice and cucumber, and I put a blob of red pepper puree for the wound on his neck!
I used a carrot baran divider and the other side features pan-fried chicken, broccoli, grapes, apple slices and mini orange segments.
You still have time to enter the Virtual bento battle, as the deadline is the 31st March, so get your rice cookers out, get your bento chopping, cutting and moulding tools out and go for it! Not only will you have lots of fun in your kitchen, but you will also be making a healthy meal for you or your loved ones, and you may even be able to win one of the top 3 prizes!
To see the entry guidelines and how to enter the Japan Society Virtual Bento Box Battle, click here!
My bento friends have entered this competition too, with these entries, please check them out, they are all fantastic!
My Bentolicious: http://www.mybentolicious.com/2010/03/bentolicious-077.html
Adventures in bentomaking http://www.aibento.net/2010/03/26/easter-somen-salad-bento/