Turning food into art is a long-standing tradition in Japan – in fact, the practice has a name, mukimono. Japanese chef and food artist Takehiro Kishimoto combines this ancient art with another one, Thai fruit carving. Thai fruit carving was originally used to decorate the tables of the royal family, and often involves carving elaborate patterns into apples, watermelons and more. By merging both traditions, Kishimoto has created his own signature style, with motifs of both cultures and art forms. He uses a sharp blade and does all of the carvings by hand, without the help of any machinery. His intricate food art pieces are impressive and absolutely beautiful to look at
To see more of Kishimoto’s work visit his Instagram page.