Check Out This Japanese Food Artist Who Makes Food Look Too Good to Eat

Instagram // @gakugakugakugakugaku1

Makimono is the practice of using fruits and vegetables to create art and it’s rooted in the practice of food-carving. This goes above and beyond slicing up a piece of fruit, too. Japanese artist Gaku uses makimono as his medium and creates art that’s too beautiful to eat. It’s so detailed that it takes our breath away. Here, we’ll take a moment to look at some of the art he’s created and appreciate his eye for detail.

An Array of Options

There’s something about the repetitiveness of the pattern here that makes it even more impressive than something that isn’t as stuck in a pattern.

Instagram // @gakugakugakugakugaku1

After all, with a pattern like this, it’d be really easy to see any deviations from that pattern. Instead, we’re faced with a pattern that’s absolutely flawless, even as it wraps around the curves of the apple. Honestly, there’s no better way to describe it than mesmerizing.

A Smiling Friend

If you’re going to carve up some vegetables for your art, why not use more than one at a time to bring your vision to life?

Instagram // @gakugakugakugakugaku1

In this case, we were already impressed that this watermelon was successfully carved to show a rabbit that would fit right into any wholesome cartoon. As if the talent of the carving wasn’t enough, they made sure he had a real carrot to enjoy, too!

A Fish Out of Water

We often hear that broccoli is a vegetable that looks like little trees. We guess we just aren’t as imaginative as artists like Gaku.

Instagram // @gakugakugakugakugaku1

Gaku created a striking piece of art out of the same head of broccoli that many of us would start to chop up haphazardly. We particularly like the choice to use the natural shape of the broccoli to make up the tail. Making this without breaking the broccoli must have taken so much patience.

More Beautiful Broccoli

As we’ve said, one of the great talents that it seems that Gaku has is the ability to look at an everyday ingredient and see something else entirely.

Instagram // @gakugakugakugakugaku1

As it turns out, that ability isn’t limited to one vision per vegetable! While the last broccoli sculpture was amazing, it seems he had another one in store! This dragon is pretty shocking and so incredibly detailed that without the broccoli in the background, we may not have noticed it was made of veggies!