The ancient art of Mukimono: Carved Fruits and Vegetables

On his Instagram account, this Japanese artist introduces the world to the ancient art of Mukimono, which consists of carving in fruits and vegetables of traditional figures such as sacred animals (turtles, or dragons, for example). This art, named carving in the Western world, is very respected in East Asia, especially in Thailand.

What makes this artist really unique is that he also sculpts pop-culture references — from the Pokémon universe to Dragon Ball Z and many others. He shares videos in his Instagram account that show the precision of his work and the hours necessary for such a meticulous creations, both gourmet and creative.