Archive for February 23, 2011

Fun with Origami

When I was a kid, the only thing we made with origami were cranes… hundreds of them. These days, the Japanese art of paper-folding has not only gone to the birds, but to burgers and bentos, too. Check it out:

Each piece of paper is specially printed to look like a hamburger, fish sandwich, fries, or soda. It takes several sheets – carefully cut and folded – to craft each into an intricate masterpiece. Yum!

Here’s a replica of your everyday Japanese lunch box. Clockwise from bottom left is: a rolled omelette, rice balls, a tube of sauce, potato salad and a tomato. The brown thing is a German import called a “hamburg steak,” or as Japanese pronounce, “ham-bah-gu.” which is basically a hamburger without the bun.

Though as pretty as it is, it’s not something you’ll be eating at the park any time soon, so what’s the point? Items like these remind me of the waxy food displays designed specifically to lure customers into restaurants. So maybe these tasty paper pieces were conspired by bento and fast food manufacturers to get us to eat out more?? Ooh, if it is, they’re EVIL! (; _ ;)/~~~

Himawari

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