Saturday, October 24, 2009

Artistic Lunch

Can you believe that the all objects in the picture following are food?
I think you see the pretty teddy bears staring at each other in the flower garden. They are made of rice, ham, and vegetables.


In Japan it's common to bring lunch to have it at school as schools don't ordinally provide meals for schoolchildren at public expense or school don't have a system to give lunch for students. So, students or their mothers are certainly required to make meals every school day. In fact, my mother always packs lunches for my two younger brothers and my younger sister, who study at Japanese school in Sao Paulo. She is very busy to make them in the morning.

Normally, we use lunch box to bring. Despite the small size of the box and the short time to cook, many students and mothers fill it with an elaborate dish, fabulously.



Very cute, isn't it? Do you know the character called "Sponge Bob"? A mother who has a daughter going to a kinder garden made it. Recently it's very popular to fill lunch box with beautiful food, which is decorated. Such as Sponge Bob, many people use characters to make an artistic meal.

1, Kitty

This character is called "Hello Kitty" in Japan.

2, Wedding Kitty



Oh my god! She is wearing a beautiful dress. Can you believe that you are able to eat all of things in the picture (except lunch box, of course)?

3. Flog



It's a famous animation character. I forget his name, but I remember he is an alien of flog coming from the other planet. He is cute, though.

4, Girls



Can you see a keyboard of piano??
Girls love meals like these in Japan. I was used to, too. Hahah

5, Christmas



Christmas tree with colourful ornaments...very beautiful!

6, Halloween



I think the light one is quite artistic. You know, the black part is sea weed, which we use to make rolled sushi.

7, Snow White and Seven Dwarft



Yeah, the face drawn on the rice is exactly Snow White's face!

8, Winnie-the-Pooh

I love this character! He is so pretty.

9, Pokemon

Do you know Pikachu which is one of Pocket Monster? Oh my god, I can't believe we can eat above! Especially, lunch in the right picture.

10, Barbapapa

I think everyone knows these characters.

11, Birthday

Can you see that it says "Happy Birthday" and there is a cake made of rice?

12, Penguin

Small penguins are made of a sausage. I really want to eat them. kkk

13, Lion

So pretty, isn't it? He is made of eggs.

14, Mice

I know these are characters of a famous book for children. This is the picture of the book's cover.

15, Dinosaur

Such lunches often make little boys very happy.

16, A girl wearing Kimono, Japanese traditional cloth

How fabulous it is!!

17, Doragon Ball

Do you know him? I think this animtion became a movie in the U.S.A.

18, An actor in Japan

(←real)

Oh yeah...it may be similar, I think.

19, Cowboy

It looks like a real person!

20, ??

Can you see? The object in the picture is an eye! I remember it's a famous monster in an animation. Oh my god! Can you eat?

Well...it's not something that make us eager to eat. Actually, the cook who made this lunch said that she made it for fun! And a man in the picture is her husband who looks like a Japanese comedian. Hahah

2 comments:

Alisha Stafford Feitosa said...

These are so incredible! I think I would feel too guilty to eat such a beautiful creation.

KarinN said...

Yes, I feel so, too. I had once managed to make such lunch, but it was quite difficult.