Playing with your food isn't always a bad thing. A Japanese artist, who goes by the name Gaku on Instagram, has raised it to an art form, carving intensely intricate patterns into everyday fruits and vegetables.

Gaku, who began posting his work on Instagram about 8 months ago, practices the traditional Japanese art of mukimono, which literally means "stripped product". It became a popular form of food presentation during the 16th century in Japan, and spread to Thailand shortly after. It is now an important culinary ritual in both countries.

Due to oxidization, fruit carvers have to work fast, making Gaku's art even more impressive. Gaku, according to Spoon & Tamago, eats all of his projects when finished.

More info: Instagram (h/t)

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Nancy Arnold 1 year ago

Wow now if only you could put a light inside

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Fillippa Nöel 1 year ago

It will change colour too

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

I love this one! Very creative idea for something as small as this

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Kristi Zoebelein 1 year ago

Does this make anyone else uncomfortable?

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Ivory Williams 1 year ago

What food is this?

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

It sorta looks like a pinecone

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Hans 1 year ago

And gone in a single bite. :)

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Bel Panado 1 year ago

Don't get me wrong, this is totally good. I just felt uncomfortable looking at them.

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Priyanka 1 year ago

It's very pretty but looking at it is giving me odd feelings

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Hans 1 year ago

How did he achive that the apple did not turn brown?

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Elin Taylor 1 year ago

how did they connect the loops!?!

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Harvey Tydeman 1 year ago

sort of looks like frost

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Lucina Sandoval-Gordon 1 year ago

O god. I can't with this one. Triphobia!!!!!

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Madeline Tuohey 1 year ago

It kind of looks like an onion.

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Panka Marczell 1 year ago

Kraken, is it you?

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The dastardly Penguin 1 year ago

Dragon ball! First btw

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Harvey Tydeman 1 year ago

how to get kids to eat vegetables

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Mitchell Peterson 1 year ago

wow looks like a real rose

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daniellabob 1 year ago

Mandala Apple!!!

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Miyuki Nohara 1 year ago

with fruit punch inside, plus chopped fruit hmmmmmmmmm yummy !!!

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Dawn “Moonstone” Suns 1 year ago

UPVOTE THIS! IT NEEDS MORE POINTS!

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Lärry 1 year ago

Mine!

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daniellabob 1 year ago

Fibonacci !!!!

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Vyara Arabadzhieva 1 year ago

My favourite 😊👍

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Jasmine Lamb 1 year ago

His poor hands, great work though!

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Ivory Williams 1 year ago

Awesomeness!

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Nic Schoowert 1 year ago

Gomu gomu nooooooooooo!

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