I created two koinobori (carp shaped wind socks) to represent the two men in my life, my son (The Kid) and my boyfriend (Mr Man). I made the koinobori using Italian sausage that I cut, boiled and added a candy eye. I also made a face wearing a Kabuto (military helmet) using provolone and cheddar cheese, beef bologna and nori. Other items in this bento are white rice dyed blue using food coloring, broccoli, carrots, grape tomato, a mini sweet pepper, strawberry and pineapple.
Also if you are in the shopping mood there is a Children's Day sale at Japanistic and