Kindergarten bento – Colours (17/Mar/17)

Menu: Grilled salmon flakes & boiled komatsuna mixed in rice (with sesame on top), Plain omelet, Steamed pumpkin, Cucumber sticks

Kiwi & banana for dessert

As I was sprinkling sesame on top of the salmon rice as the final touch after packing my daughter’s bento this morning, I had a flashback of the colour matching I was doing last night with my kimono. I was trying to achieve a springy look, struggling to see which colour of string should be added to make it look most fresh, cheerful and elegant. 

Only a tiny bit of difference, but I think they do make different impressions to its viewers. The same principal also goes to bento making in my opinion, especially considering the fact we have many traditional colours derived from food and plants. 

Ha! I have never thought of that!


  1. I think I prefer the last ribbon, with the tiny green details. It seems to me a bit more “Spring” like.
    Am impressed that you wear kimono, would love to see/read more about it.

    1. Thank you!

      Yes, I wear kimono and am taking a one-year course to get a proper license to teach. Here are my past kimono postings, and I’ll try to update more on kimono also.

      1. Oh yes, I now seem to remember reading previous blog posts about it. Looking forward to read more. It looks so elegant.

  2. Hey! I hope everything is well with you. Miss your posts!

    1. Oh thank you!

      My daughter’s school is closed for spring break (in Japan it’s more than two weeks), so no bento. I have a couple of pics to upload though, so see you there.

      Thank you so much for your support ☺️

      1. Absolutely! I hadn’t noticed any posts in my reader, so I thought I’d stop by to see how you were. :p

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