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How to make makkurokurosuke

November 23, 2008

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Makkurokurosuke and mini-Totoro can come in super handy when you’re making a Miyazaki film themed bento. They are so easy to make and small enough to fill the space in a bento. They may be too easy to do how-to on, but I thought I’d just do it anyway.

[Makkurokurosuke ver.1]
- rice
- seaweed (1/4 sheet)
- kamaboko (fish cake) or cheese if you don’t have kamaboko

1. Put 1/4 sheet of seaweed on plastic wrap, make a small rice ball and put it on top of the seaweed.

Wrap it tight, and keep it wrapped for a minute or two.

2. Slice kamaboko, and use a bottle cap to cut out its eyes. (I used a cap of a moisturizer bottle. Of course, it’s been washed.)

3. Using a hole punch, cut out two seaweed circle pieces, and put it on the kamaboko.

4. Unwrap the rice ball, and put #3 on it.

[Makkurokurosuke ver.2]
- rice
- seaweed (about 1/2 sheet)
- kamaboko (fish cake) or cheese if you don’t have kamaboko

1. Cut seaweed into thin strips.

2. Make a small rice ball, and put it into #1, and roll around in it.

3. Make sure you cover rice with seaweed.

4. Slice kamaboko, and use a bottle cap to cut out its eyes.

5. Using a hole punch, cut out two seaweed circle pieces, and put seaweed on kamaboko.

6. Put #5 on #3.

I sometimes just I put eyes on a meatball to make brown Makkurokurosuke. I think just about any dark circle with big bugged eyes will look like Makkurkurosuke.

You can also check out more “how-to’s” on my blog and my flickr.

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sarahNo Gravatar March 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm

is that from spirited away? Sorry I cant find my glasses to read.

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fuchsia511No Gravatar May 18, 2009 at 11:12 am

:X i love it. thanks very much for sharing

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HayNo Gravatar February 16, 2010 at 6:49 am

You are such a genius~ It’s kind of you to share these skills. Thank you. ^^ Besides, your blog is actually the “Bento Bible” for bento rookies like me. Thank you, Anna san. :-) ありがとうございます。

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JulieNo Gravatar August 1, 2010 at 6:52 am

Haha, super adorable! I love the #6 version of it :D

I will have to try and make these someday…

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sanyaNo Gravatar December 2, 2010 at 8:50 am

YAAAY!

I love this page. Thank yoouuuu! :D

We feature your bentos not realized ALL of them come from you. Nice work :}D

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