May 5 is not only Cinco de Mayo, but in Japan it's Children's Day. I don't know why it has taken me 21 years to celebrate with a bento dinner, but it was nice to have Cameron's girlfriend Gina join us. She was such a good sport at trying the different foods. Cam and Gina made the faces on the steamed buns and I think they turned out very cute. Pictured below are some of the tools we used to create the fun food.
The egg molds were purchased at Amazon and a Japanese marketplace in Columbus. I found a great online bento supply company called Bento USA. Lots and lots of cute tools, paper products, & bento boxes. I'm loving the nori punches for making all kinds of faces. Super easy to use and a unique way to spruce up a plain rice ball.
Happy Children's Day!