These intricate works of art include beautiful geometric patterns often seen on Japanese kimono.
We’ve seen some gorgeous works of art made out of watermelons, pumpkins and even cucumbers, but now it’s time to cast our eye further afield to a more bountiful harvest of broccoli, apples, bananas and root vegetables.
This impressive collection of eye-catching edibles has been intricately carved by a talented self-taught Japanese artist who goes by the name gakugakugakugakugaku1 on Instagram. Using traditional wood-carving techniques, this artist incorporates a number of mesmerising patterns into his designs.
Some of the traditional patterns used include the hexagonal kikko “tortoise-shell”, as seen here on a kyo-imo taro root.
And the asanoha “hemp leaf”, which often appears on Japanese kimono to bring good fortune to the wearer.
This banana has been transformed into a shachihoko, an animal from Japanese folklore which has the head of a tiger and the body of a carp.
While this daikon white radish gets a new lease on life in the shape of a beautiful carp.
Radishes appear a number of times in the artist’s collection, in the shape of beautiful flowers…
…and embellished with creative swirls and decorative designs.
Apples are another one of the artist’s favourites to work with, and with results this impressive, it’s easy to see why.
The four different patterns on this juicy fruit include a row of delicate sakura cherry blossom petals.
The artist also takes inspiration from the modern world too, with tiny carvings of a squid, a bird and the huggable Baymax from the animated movie Big Hero 6.
To see more gorgeous examples of edible art, be sure to check out the artist’s impressive Instagram page. Whether it’s on wood, kimono, or even a fruit or vegetable, traditional patterns from the Japanese world of art are always fascinating.