“I never know what the inside looks like"
September 17, 2013 6:29 AM   Subscribe

Takayo Kiyota turns rolled sushi into another kind of art. When cut, what looks at first like lumps of rice covered in seaweed becomes faces, fetuses (in different stages of development, depending on where you cut the roll), and iPhones . Also, blue poop with flies. The artist's page (in Japanese). [some sushi-rice based nudity, which is a sentence I never thought I would write].
posted by blahblahblah (9 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
The developing embryo one really blew me away. I wish she included more varied ingredients - most of them are just colored rice and seaweed, but it's incredible as is!
posted by Salvor Hardin at 6:44 AM on September 17, 2013

So this is kinda like Fimo, but with colored rice?

Not that there's anything wrong with that, but a similar sort of idea, no?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:54 AM on September 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

That fetus sushi is like the world's most delicious nightmare.
posted by phunniemee at 6:59 AM on September 17, 2013 [2 favorites]

What is the deal with the Japanese and poop?
posted by Curious Artificer at 8:26 AM on September 17, 2013

What is the deal with the Japanese and poop?

I recently asked the same question here about Koreans, only to be told that all over Asia, the state of one's bowel movements is a normal topic of conversation.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:02 AM on September 17, 2013

It's not just flies in the poop. There are simulated pieces of corn in there! It's... beautiful
posted by danny the boy at 10:57 AM on September 17, 2013

It's just edible "Stratacut Animation" (best example here), which might also be achievable with Play-Doh (don't tell me you never ate Play-Doh as a kid...)
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:22 AM on September 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Trying to visualize how to make these things is straining my imagination!
posted by Harald74 at 11:30 AM on September 17, 2013

These are quite something. They did make me think of Fimo as well, but damned if I can figure out how one would do this so consistently.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:58 PM on September 17, 2013

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