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 beautiful art, carving intensely intricate patterns into everyday fruits and vegetables.

Gaku, who began posting his edible art 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 as a work of art 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 carving has to be done fast, making Gaku's food art even more impressive. Gaku, according to Spoon & Tamago, eats all of his unique artworks when finished.

More info: Instagram (h/t)

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Nancy Arnold
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow now if only you could put a light inside

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Bel Panado
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Priyanka
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Miyuki Nohara
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jasmine Lamb
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His poor hands, great work though!

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