Today’s bento is my entry to the Japan Society’s virtual bento battle contest. My bento is based upon on a Japanese print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi called Octopus Games. You can see more of his work at the Japan Society’s website. I found these little seasoned octopus, or chuka idako at Don Quijote this morning and then dressed them up with kamaboko eyes and mouths. I also made a headband for one of them using kampyo.
Check out the entry by Bento Zen who also entered a bento into the contest. Gamene’s “Woman in a Hilltop Teahouse” bento is absolutely amazing! There’s still some time left for you to enter the contest too!