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Reinventing The Sweet

More than just a sweet treat, this Japanese company has revived an age-old candy by transforming it into a mode of communication. Kumiame (assembled candy) is a traditional Japanese sweet with a ...

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  • Playing with Food

    Imagine walking through a chocolate mine and “mining” for sweet treats. Or whispering your troubles into a cocktail glass and getting a bespoke concoction. These are the sort of whimsical ideas the te...

  • Fields of Artistic Gold

    With the paddy field as a canvas, what can you create? Koyu Suzuki, village chief of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture, shares the story behind his quaint town’s incredible invention: Tanbo art. ...

  • Going Bananas!

    We all know fruit is good for us, but for artist Inazuma Akai, bananas are more than just a good source of potassium – they are a medium for his art. As an artist, I get my inspiration from many p...

  • Candy Crush

    The intricate candy craft from Ameshin is made using only a pair of scissors and bare hands. Shinri Tezuka, a self-taught amezaiku craftsman, tells us why he decided to pick up this rare Japanese art ...

  • When Food Meets Fashion

    My family has long been in the food replica business, creating food replicas to cater to restaurants and the F&B industry. Unfortunately, when the economy went down, the restaurant industry went o...

  • BentoDreaming

    We’ve been told not to play with our food, but bento artist Keisuke Umeda breaks these rules by creating beautiful, yet whimsical works of art that are just as edible. And while bento sets may be a co...

  • Sweet, Sweet Success

    One could argue that Japanese food is an art form in itself, with chefs taking exceptional pride in food presentation. However, sweets artist Junichi Mitsubori elevates this art form by channeling his...

  • Cartoon Connections

    Manga artist Yaro Abe whips up a winning dish of nostalgic ingredients and the beautiful human bond with Shinya Shokudo. From the manga Shinya ShokudoThe premise of Shinya Shokudo is incredibly s...

  • Candy Wonderland

    Osamu Watanabe is a contemporary artist who uses a variety of candy and whipped cream made from resin to fashion elaborate designs and sculptures. His eye-catching artwork has led him to be featured n...

  • She’s On A Roll!

    Food artist Takayo Kiyota, better known as Tama-chan, has taken the unassuming Makizushi to breathtaking new heights with her avant-garde designs. Following the launch of her first book “Smiling Sushi...

  • Works of Art

    She works with food on a daily basis, but Ayako Suwa isn’t a chef. The founder of Food Creation is a food artist who creates masterpieces using food as a medium and continually seeks to challenge the ...

  • Tasty Landscapes

    Shikino Nagamori and Tomoni Takaoka met as colleagues while they were both working at an architecture firm. They soon bonded over a common artistic vision – to create stunning works of art using food ...