Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 7.41.38 AMThere has been a lot of latte art featured on the Internet lately, but the coffee created by Japanese barista, Yuuichi Ito, are some of the best we’ve seen. Mr. Ito is serving works of art by the cupful at Belcorno, an Italian restaurant located in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture. Taking on the role as owner, chef, and barista at Belcorno, Mr. Ito is able to recreate popular characters from Disney, anime and manga out of foam, adding colorful accents and shading. Much like chalk drawings, it’s understood that latte art is not permanent, but it still seems a shame to destroy such beautiful masterpieces. At least we have the following pictures to enjoy!

First off, popular Disney characters done up in foam:

▼  Pooh and TiggerScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.56.11 AM

▼  Baby Donald and DaisyScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.56.44 AM

▼  Baby Mickey and MinnieScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.57.10 AM

▼  A collection of many famous Disney characters. Which one is your favorite?Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.55.18 AM

▼  Ariel!Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 5.02.39 AM

▼  A scene from The Nightmare Before ChristmasScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 5.01.49 AM

▼  Jack from The Nightmare Before ChristmasScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 5.02.01 AM

Mr. Ito has a soft spot for Snoopy, too:

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This talented barista also creates beautiful latte art of familiar Japanese characters. Take a look at just a few of Mr. Ito’s amazing anime and manga recreations:

▼  Hanamichi Sakuragi from popular manga, Slam DunkScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.54.17 AM

▼  Chibi-MikuScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.56.59 AM

▼  Sailor Moon Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.58.46 AM

▼  Hello KittyScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.59.27 AM

▼  Japanese pop music duo, ClariSScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 5.03.34 AM

▼  Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the SkyScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 5.04.01 AM

▼  No-Face from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 4.59.52 AM

▼  Destroyer, Satsuki, from Kantai CollectionScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 3.40.22 AM

▼  Battleship, Fusou, from Kantai CollectionScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 3.39.21 AM

▼  Battleship, Kongou, from Kantai CollectionScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 3.40.04 AM

▼  Inazuma from Kantai CollectionScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 3.39.08 AM

▼  Echidna from popular game, Puzzle & DragonsScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 3.38.46 AM

▼  Senbonzakura Hatsune MikuSenbonzakura Hatsune Miku

▼  Carefully sipping the latte preserves the artwork.Senbonzakura Hatsune Miku

Mr. Ito also draws very realistic portraits of famous Japanese ikemen (hotties).

▼  Actor/singer Masaharu FukuyamaScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 3.32.35 AM

▼  Actor Sota FukushiScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 5.01.15 AM

▼  Singer/TV personality Sho SakuraiScreen Shot 2013-08-28 at 5.04.26 AM

And last but certainly not least, we have a picture of both sides of one of the most famous symbols of Japan, Mount Fuji.

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This colorful latte art is almost too beautiful to drink. Have any of you ever had a chance to enjoy a coffee topped with artwork? If so, did you have the heart to destroy it? The quality of the espresso seems to take a back seat to the foam, but how was the overall taste? Those of us in the RocketNews24 office would like to know, so leave us a comment below. Maybe we should get an espresso machine in our office and try our hand at drawing Mr. Sato in our lattes.

Source: IT Media