My friend built me a new computer so in gratitude I made him a bento. AnnatheRed inspired my modest creations. Her blog goes into detail on how to make each component, though instead of cheese I stuck with white kamaboko.
I learned how to make the chickadees from her, as well as the makkurokurosuke (dust bunny), and the mini-totoro. Oh, and the big Totoro, too. =P
The chickens are mourning the loss of the poached egg. Underneath is a mound of oyakodon mixture.
AnnatheRed is an amazingly prolific blogger. She makes bento-making look easy, but believe me it'll suck your life away if you let it. These two boxes alone took 3 hours from start to finish. Totoro's mouth refused to cooperate, and the meatballs I cooked had mysterious slipped off the stove and onto the ground. By the end, I was deliriously gnawing on a sheet of roasted seaweed.
If I should ever make you a bento, consider yourself special.
In Other News:
Did anyone check out the going-out-of-business sale at Famima's WehHo branch?
My first attempt at a bento.