Saturday, 3 October 2020

As Autumn Is Upon Us,

a quick look at some of the fruits and vegetables,

that are being cropped and carved, in Japan there are several common Japanese associations meaning autumn, such as dokusho no aki (“fall, the season of reading”), geijutsu no aki (“fall, the season for arts”) and shokuyoku no aki (fall, the season for appetites). Combining the latter two is artist Tomoko Sato, who creates edible artwork by carving intricate designs into fruits and vegetables, above floral designs carved into sweet potatoes, which were later cooked and served, as it happens we have featured many carvings of fruit, vegetables and stone before,

apple carvings,


and radish, born and raised in Fukui prefecture, Tomoko Sato is currently based in Kyoto. After discovering her passion for the art in 2004, Sato traveled to Thailand, which is considered the home of fruit carving, to hone her skills, She has now advanced to the level in which she teaches the art to others in both Kyoto, as well as her hometown of Fukui, while producing her own artistic projects, so if you want a winter project to while away those long dark nights, You can sign up for classes as well as see more of her work, on her website, also You can also keep up with the artist on Twitter, it almost seems a shame to eat them!

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