Girl's Festival Character Bento Decorative Hina Doll

Girl's Festival Character Bento Decorative Hina Doll

You only need to use one wiener and one imitation crab stick to make the emperor and Hina doll.

Ingredients: One set (one emperor and one empress

Bite-size sausage
Imitation crab stick
1 stick
Snow peas
Nori seaweed
A little
A little
A little


1. Boil the sausage and cut it in half lengthwise.
2. Cut the imitation crab stick in half and wrap one half in nori seaweed.
3. Make the parts using a nori puncher or scissors. To make the cheeks, boil a carrot and cut out a circle of carrot with a straw.
4. To make the parts of the face I used this nori puncher. I made the nose of the panda into eyes and the mouth into noses.
5. Now use the ham or sausage. To make the crown, use this kind of cutter and then cut it in half. Make the fan by cutting with a knife.
6. Now use the snow peas. Cut the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) using a cutter. To make the headgear cut off the top 2/3 and cut the bottom using a knife to make the shape.
7. Put the parts together like this. On the left is the emperor and on the right is the empress.
8. Add the parts that you made and you're finished.
9. When you put them next to each other, they look dignified like Hina dolls!
10. Once you add the cheeks they look so cute.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this for my daughter.
I wanted to start creating the exciting atmosphere just before the Girl's Day Festival so I made this bento using the ingredients I had on hand at home.