Over the last 11 or
more years since Hopperhome has been online, I have received
photos of all types from visitors to the website. One item
which has consistently been emailed to me are samples of bento
boxes in a style called "oekakiben" (picture bento) and a few of
Japanese cartoon characters in the style know as, "kyaraben." A
Japanese bento is a home prepared or takeout one portion meal
usually for lunch.
All of the photos
sent to me over the years feature meticulous creations of rabbit
designs, of course. And, not rabbit as food. As far
as I know, all of the photos below do not contain rabbit other
than as design! For all the vegans and vegetarians (also, my
food preference), there are other various meat products featured
in these bentos such as fish, ham and chicken so I apologize in
advance. However, it is amazing to see what you can do with a
some white rice, nori (roasted seaweed sheets) and vegetables.
You can click on
any of the thumbnail photos to see a larger version.