Nowadays, sushi is a universally recognised aspect of Japanese culture, and sushi rolls are often made for fun. Takayo Kiyota (‘Tama-chan’) goes a step further, crafting specialty rolls that become artworks in themselves. Whether reproducing masterworks like Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ or Munch’s ‘The Scream’, making cartoonish pictures, or actually creating a changing pictorial narrative with each successive slice, her skill in structuring sushi rolls from basic ingredients like rice, seaweed, cucumber, pickles, peppers and cheese is simply astonishing. Kiyota also conducts workshops promoting the importance of food culture and the enjoyment of craft through the sushi roll.
18 x 13 cm