Cut out cheese or hanpen into shapes. I used hearts and circles this time.
Cut out nori seaweed for the hair. Cut out ham into the same shape as the cheese slices from Step 1 for the Japanese empress's body. Cut out nori seaweed into the same shape from Step 1 for the emperor's body.
Nori seaweed for the eyes and mouth, carrot or ketchup for the cheeks, and cheese for the hands.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is an easy Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day Festival) bento.
Please substitute any ingredients with what you have on hand.