Totoro Bento: first try

Hi Everyone!
My first Totoro Obento!
Yesterday I found a magnificent blog called “Cooking Gallery”. Athough I visited quite a few Bento related blogs I had never see this one! Some of them look almost a little too kitschy to me but all in all I have to say that I’m quite impressed! The color and box range is just stunning :happy: ! Unpredictable as I am (if you read my last Obento entry you’ll probably know why..), I suddenly felt the urge to make a Kyaraben (キャラ弁)! Influenced by all the Totoro Obento out there on the web I chose to follow the mass and creating one myself. I think many people choose Totoro as character in their Obento because it is (compared to a specific human) an abstract character and therefor quite easy to reproduce. Sure there are a lot of details that you can reproduce in different ways (better or less good) but I think you still have a wider range of options as while reproducing a human character like Naruto for example. I think what distinguishes a real Kyaraben from a well let’s say “less good” Kyaraben (as mine) is the accuracy of the details! Totoro fan as you all are you will surely detect my bad blunder.. Yes,… I forgot the whiskers :ohno: Anyway that’s exactly what I was writing about. You can instantly recognize Totoro even without his whiskers but Naruto without whiskers just isn’t Naruto :nope:. Here we go! My Totoro Obento (don’t ask about the two strange white creatures at his feet.. I don’t know what they are..:ghihi:)

Totoro Obento

Totoro Obento

Totoro Obento


Obento
Totoro Obento

Totoro Obento


Obento ingredients
– Rice (for Totoro I added crushed black sesame to the rice)
– Green bean, tomato and little pasta stars salad
– Tuna mayo
– Korean Kimuchi
– Edamame
– Carrots
– White Sesame
– Fish balls

byebye ねこちゃん :lipstick:
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