Being a supportive parent and animation lover myself I joined her in watching many series and I too grew to love this art form. I was especially enchanted by the beautiful depiction of the lunches many
high school anime characters brought to school. I set out to make bentos (japanese lunchboxes) for us to enjoy while watching anime.
This bento making obsession went on for many years and in that time I amassed a plethoria of tools
to enhance the cuteness factor of the food, joined several online communities dedicated to sharing pictures
of their bentos and shared a bento making panel at an anime convention. Then I began working a full time
job and had little energy left for making cute lunches. I stopped shortly after that and didn't think about them
any more at all.
Until this week.
As I sorted through boxes in the garage looking for something else, I rediscovered all the tools, japanese
language bento cook books and plans I drew of planned lunches. I remembered how much I loved using
food as a creative medium to help my family have healthy, beautifully presented lunches.
Now I've decided to start again.
You may find some pictures of lunches showing up on Instagram (dteapriestess if you'd like to follow along)
But I'm choosing to take it slow and see how it goes. If it still ignites me. I'll continue.