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Bento Arangement Tutorial by Corselia Bento Arangement Tutorial by Corselia
The Arrangement of Obento.

Traditionally it is made in a 4: 3: 2: 1 ration: 4 parts rice, 3 parts side (fish or meat), 2 parts vegetables, and 1 part of picked vegetables or dessert. But really you can put just about anything you want inside.

For this tutorial i used a sort of two halfs. one half is the 4 parts rice, the other half makes up the 3 parts side, 2 parts veggi, & 1 part dessert.

Foods used: Homemade Shrimp tempura, short grained white rice, egg furikake, salad *lettace, spinich, carrot, avacado* egg, and peach hard candy.

Really, you can arrange obento in any shape or form you like. Creativity is up to you. this tutorial is to just give an idea or give you a beginner's start.

Tutorial based off of ~sake-bento's version.
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gumigirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm, looks delicious! The information on ration really helped, arigatou! :star:
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Kiisu23 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great tutorial!
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sjhobbydk Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i wanna eat it :P
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kitty-demon18 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
this helps a lot, thanks!
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CyanideEcstasy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
This was actually really cute. :] I love it. :'D
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:iconizzyosaur:
Izzyosaur Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd been wondering how exactly to construct one...it also explains the divisions in the box I own ^^"
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ccomotti00 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
nooooooo vegetable >.<, i always put fruit in mine lol
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:iconthe-awkward-family:
the-awkward-family Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Thank you, this helps a lot c:
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:iconmidnightroamer:
midnightroamer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Do you think it would be strange if I got a bento and brought it to school? (I don't have Japanese heritage and I'm American, but I think they're cute :) )
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
you don't have to be of japanese heritage to bring bento to your school/work. I myself don't find it strange but that is me and not someone else. i don't think most people in america would know what bento is so they may be interested in why you have such a cute lunch!
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midnightroamer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Maybe I'll get one someday then.
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VacantTears Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Haha I just finished Miso soup for breakfast and now looking at this Bento that`s what I want for lunch lol >"."<
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NaomiSenpai Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
thank you so much for makeing this! its very helpful! ;u; :heart: also... what rice would you recomend to use? o:
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Nishiki rice is what i use. You can use jasmine but you have to work at it and it dries out after a day. best to use a medium grain rice or Nishiki or this other brand.... i can't remember the name but its also a japanese type rice.
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NaomiSenpai Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
oh i see c: :heart:
well you see..i live in a really tiny town and where we do our shoping theres only a small varity of rice ;3;lll so i checked what they had and i couldnt find any nishiki rice D: but i did find something called botan calrose rice ;u; do you know if that'd work?
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Corselia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
i think that is simular to jasmine rice. check to see where it was produced and whether if it tells if it is medium grain rice or long. you definately don't want long... nor do you want short grain cuz thats mainly for deserts really.
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NaomiSenpai Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
ohhhhhh i thought you were supost to use short grain for onigiri and all that o: thank you for telling me this! :tighthug:
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
XD originally i thought so, too. but after watching a few cooking shows i quickly relized that short grain rice is mainly used for sweets/deserts. reason for this is because it is so glutinous. medium grain is best used but never use long grain... it has the least ammount of gluten. XD nu prob
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NaomiSenpai Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
8D okay :heart: ;u; thank you so much! this really helps :heart:
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
your welcome
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:iconcoconut-cherry:
Coconut-Cherry Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
where can you buy bento boxes? i can't seem to find any
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Amazon, Ebay, ShopKawaii, Jlist, From-Japan-With-Love, StudioGhibli store, etsy... These are the ones i've either shopped at or i've visited.
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Coconut-Cherry Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i see, thank you ^u^
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LifeIsAJBrosFan Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Ooh! Thanks for the tips! Do you think you can do one on two-tiered/made especially for onigiri bento? XD
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
There are actually bento box made specifically for onigiri. I have yet to purchase one though but once I do I'll make a tutorial about it for you!
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:iconlifeisajbrosfan:
LifeIsAJBrosFan Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Yes, I know! Cool, right? You can find them on www.jbox.com. And thanks soooo much!
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
i mainly purchase the bulk of my accessories off that site. But i find alot of the bentos off ebay. anyway, your welcome
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Sephirothlover20 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
This is so cute and extremely helpful! Thank you!
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ohlavieboheme Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student General Artist
this is a great guide! it will be very helpful for back-to-school.
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
I'm glad you like it! I recently found a bento arrangement on youtube that looks a bit informative so i'm planning on making another bento arrangement tutorial sometime soon, keep an eye out for it, K! and enjoy making bento!
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ohlavieboheme Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student General Artist
awesome! I'll keep a look out for it ^_^
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nightmaric-melodies Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Thanks for making this!
I bought a bento box almost two years ago, and never used it.
But then we moved, and now I feel motivated to make a lunch for it at some point!
*excitedface*
<333
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
XD yourwelcome! show me your creation once youve made one!
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origami-yoyo16 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
thanks so much for this tutorial,
i was planning on surprising my friend @ school with a bento for lunch and now i know how to arrange one! <3
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Teramisu Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Very helpful. Thanks!
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AtticusBlackwolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
great tutorial..I was thinking of getting into bento, soo cute, this will help alot
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KuroiHana-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
hehe this is cute :3
i can't wait for my bento box to come in the mail.

btw how was the egg made? that is rediculously cute.
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
oh i just cut a small triangular slice out of it is all. nothing fancy and very easy.
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:iconkuroihana-chan:
KuroiHana-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
well thank you :]
next time i boil some eggs i'll try and make a happy egg hehe.
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shampygirl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Great tutorial !I'm just getting into the bento making and this is going to help lots!
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
glad it helped.
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Sabrina901 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rawr thanks I was wondering how exactly I should arrange it. It's all so much healthier than the slop they serve at school!
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Aliroll Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for tutorial. I'll try it soon :D
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forsakenbutterfly Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I know you must get this question a lot but, can you microwave the bento box? or dose it keep it warm? :) I got a cute hello kitty bento from a friend but i never had the chance to ask her.. sorry for the inconvenience
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
yes its fine, just don't put it in a oven of any type. most bento's are microwavable and dishwasher safe.
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:iconforsakenbutterfly:
forsakenbutterfly Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for taking the time to answer! I hope that my bento is microwavable hehe!
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
XD no problem! most of them should say if they are or not.
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narutard94 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
how cool ^_^ my bentos aren't really bentos tho XD i always make them look like weird things XD
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Sesshomarus-woman Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
im having the hardest time finding a bento box : \ my rents wont let me buy one online so im determined to find a store that sells em
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