Gaku’s Fresh Take On Traditional Japanese Vegetable Carving

Japanese artist Gaku works within minutes to carve intricate, traditional floral and patterns into fruit and vegetables, using a simple vegetable knife.

Following Mukimono (剥き物) — his culture’s delicate tradition of decorative food carving — the artist carves symmetrical, delicate patterns into vegetables and fruit such as broccoli, radishes, apples and bananas. Gaku explains the banana is his favorite type of fruit to practice on, given its cheap price point and soft texture. After he’s completed his works, Gaku says he consumes them, “except for the banana peel”. See more of his work on his Instagram channel.

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All images © Gaku

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