Monday, 20 June 2011

Unazukin Dolls Bento



I always wanted to make Matryoshka bento, but I thought that the facial expressions looked too complicated to make. But then I saw a picture of an Unazukin doll, which is a reminiscent of a Matryoshka doll, however the facial features are simplified and 'cutified' ;) - which is typical Japanese, I think.

The Unazukin dolls react to voice and can nod and shake their heads when questioned. They are meant to be a special friend who can give you some advice. The idea is actually somehow nice, but it's rather silly, because they will also shake or nod their heads when you bang the table or simply turn on the radio, since they're sound-activated ;)



The Unazukin dolls are created by Bandai, the company which also produces Tamagotchi.



The faces of my Unazukin dolls are made out of soy sauce-tinted quail eggs. The pink one is coloured with beet juice and the yellow one with turmeric powder. Their clothes are decorated with cheese (and salami) flowers and lettuce.

The other bento box is filled with boiled dumplings and chicken teriyaki/hot sauce/salad wrapper.




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41 comments:

  1. HEHE..CG..my man loves Tatu! Cute dolls you have there~! You are so knowledgeable!!

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  2. hi CG, the first thing that comes to my mind when i look at the faces is 'kawaii', they are really cute..this is one face that i really like among some you have made!!

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  3. It's so funny how Unazukin ressemble Matrioshka! You are right. They are much much cuter and your rice Unazukin are the exact copy of the characters on the picture. They are even cuter!
    I remember several years ago the Russian group Tatu had a song quite famous in the whole Europe I think.

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  4. Awwww wie süß!!! :D Ich liebe Unazukin. <3 Hab selbst eine. ;) Vielleicht widme ich ihr auch mal ein Bento. XD

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  5. Cooking I LOVE THESE BENTO DOLLS, look awesome and beautiful, I love these dolls we have someones!! I have to show María Esperanza, huggs, gloria

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  6. Precious bento! Thanks for sharing another cool video. That Tatu chick as an awesome voice :)

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  7. Oh my goodness, these are so darling!!! I would love to try them for when my new grandchildren are born:) You make them so PERFECTLY!

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  8. The Unazukin dolls are so cute! Where did you get always this great ideas?

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  9. @ Coraine - Tatu has got some nice songs, I quite like this band too :). I am actually not knowledgeable, I just like to research things ;).

    @ Lena - Thanks, Lena, I think this bento is also one os my favs, probably because I usually make animal characters only...;).

    @ Sissi - I think the idea of Unazukin dolls are certainly inspired by Matryoshka. I am glad you like this bento too :). I think the famous song by Tatu is called 'All the things she said', a very nice song too :)

    @ Gloria - Thanks, Gloria, you're always so excitedly sweet :D)!!

    @ Parsley Sage - Thanks for commenting, PS. Yes, she indeed has a nice voice :)

    @ Yummy Chunklet - Thanks :)

    @ Sue - Thanks you, Sure, I am sure you can make this too, all your sweet creations are adorable!

    @ Mokiko - I usually think in advance which ingredients I want to use for the characters I want to make, this certainly helps :). The ideas come from different sites, books, cute pictures, etc :).

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  10. @ Satsuki - Du hast Unazukin...?? Ich bin so neidisch..;)! Sie sehen alle so niedlich aus! Wo hast Du sie gekauft?

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  11. CUTE! Way too CUTE CG! Love all the details esp. the tiny lil flowers! :D

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  12. They are super cute! I really like the fact that you use natural colouring, I always do when possible: berries and beetroot for pink, saffron and turmeric for yellow, spirulina, parsley or macha for green, tea or onion skin for light brown.... but for this last one I had to boil the onion skins, much easier to use a little soy sauce :-).

    Have a good week

    ciao
    Alessandra

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  13. PS
    the kids chanted 'Mameshiba!!!!' all through breakfast this morning, I really need to learn to download the video clip on my blog. Can you tell me how you do that? I am not very good at those things, never put a youtube video on my blog!

    Thank you
    Alessandra

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  14. Very cute "dolls". I love the natural ingredients you used for the coloring. I think I should be quite upset if my children were on that merry-go-round with a couple getting randy like that!

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  15. Very cute and awesome dolls...

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  16. Aaah so cute! I just got some face nori punches. I need to try this!

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  17. Cute as usual. :) Nice art work.

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  18. I have a simular mug, but my had two teddy bears, it's quite cute.

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  19. Hi CG! I haven't been here for a while and now you have several new posts for me to catch up. Tamagocchi! So nostalgic. I used to own one too. I don't know these dolls... (generation?) But you make them sooooo cute. You are so clever using lettuce as part of clothes. I notice you always put a chocolate there. Do you really eat it as a dessert? ;-)

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  20. You are just so good! Love this bento!

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  21. Hello, new fallower here.I found you on munchkin munchies FB. what a lovly blog you have.

    cupcakeluv /misbah

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  22. These dolls are so adorable... how can you bear to eat them!

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  23. Gosh! This looks amazing! Very impressive :)

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  24. So cute!!! I have never heard of these dolls though tamagotchi was really popular when I was "younger"! hehehe Another perfect bento CG!

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  25. Amazing. I find it fascinating how you can recreate things in bento like this!

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  26. @ Lyn - Thanks, you're too kind...:)!!

    @ Alessandra - I do try to make everything with natural ingredients when possible, there are a few occasions when I resolve to use food colouring, such as green eggsheet, this is normally not eaten, it's there for the sake of decoration, but funnily, I do eat smarties from time to time, which also use food colouring ;), I guess store-bought products just make people forget how unhealthy they actually can be (just because you don't make them yourself and you're less aware of it as a result).

    About the youtube video, it's actually quite easy to add to your site. You choose a video to watch then underneath the video you have to click the 'share' button, then choose the 'embed' button. A html code is going to appear, this you have to copy and then paste it in your blog. You can click this link for more info: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=171780

    Hope it helps :)!

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  27. @ Angela - Thank you :). I think a lot of parents would be upset if their children were in such a situation....;)!

    @ Divya & Scrambledfruit - Thanks :)!

    @ Lyndsey - You should...!! It is not as complicated as it seems :)

    @ Little Inbox - Thank you!

    @ Elle Marie - I am collecting cute cups/mugs, but my collection is still very small ;)

    @ Teddy Bento - Thank you :)!

    @ Nami - To be honest, I didn't know about these dolls until a few days ago when I was looking for some bento inspiration, googling Sanrio, San-X, etc and finally saw some pics with Unazukin ;).

    Errmmm, the chocolate is mainly for my bento prop ;). But sooner or later my choc collection is going to be eaten too, I am sure ;)!

    @ Maria - Thanks for your sweet comment, Maria!

    @ Misbah - Thanks for visiting and following my blog :)!

    @ Fong's Kitchen Journal- Thank you!

    @ Anncoo - Thank you, Anncoo :)!

    @ Manu - I only knew Tamagotchi too, I just found out about these dolls a few days ago ;)

    @ Jenn - Thank you, Jenn, with a bit of research and planning, I am sure everybody can do the same... :)!

    @ Kitchen Flavours - Thanks :).

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  28. awwww, this dolls looks so sweet that i wouldn't eat them haha :)

    have a nice day,
    Lucy,

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  29. The dolls are so cute and pretty1 I would not eat them too.

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  30. Every time I come to your blog and take a look at your bentos, the same question comes, "are these really edible??" I just simply couldn't believe that they are meant to be eaten when they are just amazingly adorable!! You are really the master of the bento makers..I should say you are a master of the bento arts/crafts too!!:) I wouldn't eat them too, I would rather starve than spoil the beautiful creations...awwwww....so beautiful!!!

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  31. Your Bentos are super cute and this one is no exception! You make it looks so easy to prepare cute and delicate Bentos, but I know it is not! I find it very difficult to make characters with rice!
    BTW, I published the Awards you gave me, but I'm not sure what I have to do now? Do I have to pass them on, that's it?

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  32. the dolls are just too cute! :)

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  33. María ERsperanza (daughter) adore these Cooking, me too! she have some russina dolls of mine, LOL gloria

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  34. I love Unazukin too! I have been collecting many of their cute photos. But again, you came first for the charaben hehehe :D. I'll steal your unazukin idea for someday CG, thanks for the great una's head idea :D

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  35. My goodness...those dolls are so fab! I wouldn't wanna eat them!

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