mosaic sushi culinary craze turns japanese meals into artistic arrangements mosaic sushi culinary craze turns japanese meals into artistic arrangements
aug 26, 2016

mosaic sushi culinary craze turns japanese meals into artistic arrangements

 

mosaic sushi is the latest food art trend to take the internet by storm. instagram users across the world are sharing their snapshots of this artistic culinary craze that sees pressed sushi squares organized into vibrant, tiled compositions. various ingredients from cucumbers to corn comprise colorful displays of carefully-cut pieces, forming an entirely edible artwork. 

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above image courtesy of tastemade japan | main image by @natsuki_717

 

 

the staple japanese cuisine is made to look like ceramic titles, where perfectly cut sushi squares are organized by pattern, color and hue. bright pink pieces of tuna are positioned alongside golden egg arrangements, forming a mosaic design that satisfies symmetrical aesthetics. 

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image by @chinamisakamoto

 

 

this isn’t the first time food has been reimagined as creative and colorful compositions. we’ve previously featured henry hargreaves and caitlin levin’s seasonal produce as surrealist food scans; chloe wise’s fashion brand bread bags and pancake purses; and an urban art installation of sunglasses-wearing spuds by peter pink.

 

…and who can forget these felines dressed up with seaweed and rice for the series of sushi cats?

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image by @chinamisakamoto

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image by @azuki_omochi

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image by @chinamisakamoto

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image by @con418

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image by @yuriyurimatuko

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image by @lotus.aa

 

h/t [mymodernmet]

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  • Wow! Food must first appeal to the eyes. I would order any/all of these in a Kyoto Heartbeat!

    Johnny Zen says:

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