Autumn Bento

Autumn Bento (3)

In about a month’s time, I will be in Japan! For this holiday, I want to experience autumn and momiji.

Momiji is the Japanese name for maple tree. Just like sakura flowers viewing is the must-do during spring, the viewing of autumn leaves is an equally a popular activity in Japan during the autumn seasons.

I will be going to Nikko (up north of Tokyo), which is one of the well known viewing spots for  momiji. Am excited! And made a autumn bento ahead of time~ heheh.

In this autumn bento, I made layers of maple leaves from egg sheet, carrot and maple shape mochi. I also sprinkled some furikake (rice topping) at the base and along the curve edges of the magewappa bento box.

Fox Bento (3)

Do you spot a character in this bento – It is fox! (or kitsune in Japanese).

This is my first fox character bento. It is so super easy, made from sliced carrots and seaweed for its features. A creative use of my cutters – oval cutter (for head), sakura petal cutter (for hands and legs), bird cutter (for tail).

I simply cut a small triangle at one end of the oval for the head. And for the tail, I trimmed off the ‘beak’ of the bird shape.

Fox Bento (2) The side dishes were grilled prawns and mushrooms, sweet peas, baby corn, edamame beans and lettuce. I also cooked a homely vegetables and pork rib soup (not in picture) for a nice warm lunch.

The bento was packed in my lacquered magewappa bento box, from Asakusa Magewappa Store. Each of their bento boxes are handcrafted by master craftsman Yoshinobu Shibata and his son Masahisa Shibata. I had a opportunity to visit their amazing store when I went to Japan in my earlier trips.

Autumn Bento (2)


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6 Comments
  • 婉婉下午茶
    September 24, 2014

    Woow!!You’re sooo creative!! Love the leaves and the lil cute fox!

  • Jean (Bentodays)
    September 24, 2014

    This is so beautiful! Love the various shades of autumn leaves you created!

  • kwbentodiary
    September 23, 2014

    wow!! I love ur maple leaves egg sheet!! So beautiful!!! You’re so talented & thanks for sharing ^_^