Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

Categories: Asia | Food and Drinks

The art of carving patterns on fruits and vegetables is known in many countries. Originated in Japan in the 16th century under the name "mukimono" (mukimono), it also penetrated to the West, receiving the name "carving". Today, carving is often used to decorate dishes at festive banquets and romantic dinners, and just for fun.

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

There are real virtuosos in this field. Japanese artist Gaku impressed Internet users with photos of his works: the most complex fractal ornaments and other patterns appear on slices of vegetables and fruits with the help of elegant cutting tools, full of small details. 

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

The artist has more than 260 thousand subscribers on Instagram, and their number is constantly growing.

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

But in addition to the skill and patience needed to create such stunning carved figures from food, the speed of the Gaku is also impressive. Often for him, the artistic process is a race against time. After all, it is important to have time to finish the work before oxidation spoils the carved masterpiece.

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

When an artist works with apples or other products that tend to oxidize quickly, he needs to finish in just a few minutes, and it still takes time to photograph everything beautifully.

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

The Instagram of a talented Japanese is full of a wide variety of carvings. And after the photos are taken, Gako usually eats her delicious figures.

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

Japanese artist carves intricate patterns on vegetables and fruits

Carving (or mukimono - depending on whether the Western or eastern view of the topic is closer to you) is a wonderful way to increase the share of beauty in everyday life. Try it and you!

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