Kawaii!! Kyaraben – Heart Shaped Inari Fox Bento

Heart Shaped TOMATO

1. Cut a grape tomato diagonally as shown.

2. Rotate one half of the cut tomato 180 degrees and put the parts together to create a heart shape.

Heart Shaped INARI FOX

  • 2 Inari Sushi
  • 1 Slice of Cheese
  • A piece of Nori Seaweed 
  • 2 Black Beans

1. Prepare 2 inari sushi to create 2 foxes.

2. Cut each inari diagonally as shown.

3. Rotate one half of the cut inari 180 degrees and put the parts together to create a heart shape.

4. Cut a piece of nori seaweed with a scissors or a seaweed puncher to create face parts.

5. Assemble in a bento box.

6. Carve a slice of cheese with a knife and create heart shapes as shown.  This will become fox’s white face hair.

7. Place on each inari.
8. Create noses with black beans.  If needed, use mayonnaise or similar to hold in place.

Mayumi Johnston
Author of Japanese character bento blog, “Spice Up Your Life With a Taste of Japan” funbentobox.com. She has taught character bento classes at Whole Foods Market and Tokyo Central.