In Japan, most restaurant windows are filled with plastic versions of food, giving customers a sneak preview of what they might expect to find on the menu. This practice is so popular that designing and creating these fake foods is a multi-billion yen (tens of millions of US dollars) market.
Food sample companies are now getting creative and branching out into other non-food related markets, starting with the Hatanaka company and their new line of faux-food accessories. Daring trend setters are now free to accessorize using pancakes, French fries, and even bacon.
The accessories on display at the official Fake Food Hatanaka online store look so good, you’ll want to eat them. The accessories are aimed at men and women who want a unique addition to their fashion style. There is a variety of fake food to choose from including meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and cheeses. There are also savory foods such as pasta, pizza, hamburger, fried eggs, okonomiyaki, and sweets such as mochi, candied sweet potato, and senbei rice crackers. Here are just a few of the items over at Fake Food Hatanaka:
Bacon and scrambled eggs headband: 5,800 yen (US$60.18)
French fry headband: 3,800 yen (US$39.43)
Half-eaten pancake necklace: 2,800 yen (US$29.05)
Weiner necklace: 4,800 yen (US$49.81)
Spaghetti carbonara ring: 2,300 yen (US$23.86)
Spam-musubi earrings: 1,650 yen (US$17.12)
Loooong nan pizza necklace: 10,800 yen (US$112.06)
Strawberry hair tie: 840 yen (US$8.71)
Chili shrimp hair tie: 3,300 yen (US$34.24)
Sunny side-up egg hair tie: 1,500 yen (US$15.56)
Black olive earrings: 1,500 yen (US$15.56)
Salami earrings: 1,890 yen (US$19.61)
Some of the items are sold out, but there are currently 160 accessories to choose from on the site. All items are completely handmade, creating a realistic feel to each piece and Fake Food Hatanaka even accepts custom orders. If you’re looking for a piece of fashion that is far from ordinary, why not take a look at Fake Food Hatanaka; walking around with a slab of bacon on your head is sure to raise a few eyebrows.
Images: Fake Food Hatanaka