Hinomaru Bento


Hinomaru Bento: 
Umeboshi (pickled plum) over rice in an aluminum bento box.  
To me this is the every man's lunch and symbolizes to me the value of restraint & to value the simple things in life.  
I drew every grain of rice by hand to remind myself of the value of hard work and persistence.
It is called Hinomaru bento because it also looks like the Japanese flag (aka Hinomaru).
This bento embodies an entrenched Japanese value of moderation, persistence, and to hunker down in troubled times.
Ganbare Nihon!
I have not decided yet if I want to make this a poster print or canvas print, if you'd like your voice to be heard I'm all ears.