Art, no matter how well-preserved, is still temporary. But that's ok, and some artists even embrace this. This artist from Japan creates art out of rice balls, also known as onigiri in Japanese. Though they have an immense aesthetic value, food never should be wasted, so it's logical that they're supposed to get eaten. However, these creations are too good to just be devoured, and many would hesitate to eat them.

The so-called Onigiri Gekijo started on YouTube by making videos of the whole process, but with time, he expanded on other socials, and can be found on Twitter and Instagram, for which you'll find the links below.

Here's how the artist explained his hobby to Bored Panda: “About two years ago, I learned that there was a rice ball contest, and when I applied for it, I woke up to rice ball art.

When I posted the rice balls I made on SNS, I received a lot of happy messages such as wanting to see more and looking forward to the next one, so I am motivated to continue making various rice balls by trial and error."

More info: youtube.com | Instagram | twitter.com

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Susan Green
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1 year ago

These are way too cute to eat.

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Nina
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1 year ago

Hachiko? 😍🐾🐾

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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1 year ago

Aw, a bored panda

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

Hooty? Is that u did u dye your fur?

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

I wouldn't be able to eat it SOOO cute

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Binh Pham
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1 year ago

No face!

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Glynna Bowood
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1 year ago

so cute!

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Sue Lynn Chan
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1 year ago

Shouldn't these be censor?

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

Hahahahha so vute

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

So lifelike! Wow

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just another bookish gay
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1 year ago

ahhh omg thats so cuuute!

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Ataraxia-Draws
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1 year ago

Kiwis!!

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

So cute the pattern is amazing

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R Carson
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1 year ago

Too cute to eat.

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Susan Green
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1 year ago

I love these cat heads.

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

Very good!

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

Cute doggo

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Mii
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1 year ago

What a cute little tanuki!

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R Carson
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1 year ago

I don't eat kitties rice or not.

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

😍😍😍

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MammaG
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1 year ago

Wow.

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Olivier Caissy
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1 year ago

Nice Krillin from Dragon Ball

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shylo
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1 year ago

has a goblincore whore, F**K YEAAH !!

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シ *’-BLOODLUST-‘* シ
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1 year ago

I am jail bear

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Olivier Caissy
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1 year ago

My favourite, I love white tigers.

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Avryl Oh
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1 year ago

Luv it

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R Carson
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1 year ago

Makes me sad.

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

Seal cute ( ill jump out the window now)

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R Carson
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1 year ago

That's more like it!

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Annie
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1 year ago

Oh, this is lovely!

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MrsC
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1 year ago

Looks like Ringo Starr!

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MammaG
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1 year ago

@shyloh - She's a woman and she's Japanese. Check yourself.

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Mii
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1 year ago

Nin-nin

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

Why is it sooooo cuuuuteeee

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WalmartKermit
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1 year ago

Inosukeeeee

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

SO CUTE

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shyloh
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1 year ago

literally the name of this damn website

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Olivier Caissy
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1 year ago

At first I wasn’t sure it was Master Roshi from Dragon Ball, but then I saw the nose bleed, it’s Master Roshi!

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Sarah James
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1 year ago (edited)

Gaspard & Lisa! Excellent picture books. I love that the scarves are even included. Such great artistry.

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Yuri Ito
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1 year ago

Oinari-san❣️😆

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

So cute

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

I want it but not to eat

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HoneyBun Arts
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1 year ago

Awww this shear is cute!

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シ *’-BLOODLUST-‘* シ
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1 year ago

AHG I have one of these in my room!

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WalmartKermit
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1 year ago

Thicc boi

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Kinslee Hager
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1 year ago

MOOOOO

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シ *’-BLOODLUST-‘* シ
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1 year ago

Ugh it’s her

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Mutlut krutnut
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1 year ago

Kappa, kappa

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R Carson
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1 year ago

NOPE-arty but sad.

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JewelLapoole
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1 year ago

Beethoven?

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Natalie Oleander
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1 year ago

This one is so clever!

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Mii
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1 year ago

Ooh that volcano-dude from Jujutsu Kaisen!

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Lea
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1 year ago

Nice pattern and great use of the color! very pretty.

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Annie
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1 year ago

Sweet smile

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Sportsgal
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1 year ago

HUMP DAY!! (Geico)

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Haru Brujis
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1 year ago

Tísisa láma. Itisó kyut... Ai wil NÓTiti.

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Springy boi
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1 year ago

Are you my mummy?

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Chibi~cats
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10 months ago (edited)

Llama ball... That's what I see anyway

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Angelina Waldehm
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1 year ago

its Muzan from Demon Slayer , but he really look like MJ lol artworks-m...fb5968.jpg artworks-mVB9qThqsl5wpIzW-awrCYQ-t500x500-610f684fb5968.jpg

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Annie
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1 year ago

Another sweetie