Carving is a kind of sculpture. Cooking masters surprisingly turned the most ordinary vegetables and fruits into artistic masterpieces. Today, the artistic carving of vegetables and fruits has received wide recognition. Carving gives the table a unique look.

In basics, this type of art is devoted to making your food more appealing to the eye.
The origins of fruit and vegetable carving are uncertain. But with high probability it may be originated from Japan or China.

In China food carving usually features mythological creatures and animals. Not only is fruit carving used in cultural and traditional ceremonies, but also ordinary households are known for decorating plates with fruit carvings when they have guests over. Specifically, watermelon carving has been and still is very popular in China.

Food carving in Japan is referred to as Mukimono. Mukimono (むきもの「剥き物」) is the traditional Japanese art of decorative garnishing. Examples of this include carving traditional images into skins of fruit and vegetables, as well as carving vegetables (such as daikon, carrot, eggplant) into attractive shapes such as flowers, twists, and fan shapes. These are commonly served as a garnish on the same plate as the meal, or on a small side plate.
Cutting food into flowers, birds, people, cranes, turtles, animals, and landscapes is a way to create a sense of the four seasons. The taste of the four seasons improves the appearance of the cuisine and plays a major role in improving the flavor.
Also special tools are used for Mukimono. Daikon radish, carrots, pumpkin, potatoes are complex things and it’s impossible to make something from them by means of common tableware.

Japanese Food Artist Gaku has been practicing the art of Mukimono. Since 2016 he began posting his craft on Instagram where he carved astonishing fruit and vegetable design. Due to oxidization, fruit carvers have to work fast, making Gaku’s art even more impressive. Gaku eats all of his projects when finished. Visit Gaku on Instagram.

Chinese dragons

Chinese dragons. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Study of the instinct. Flickering

Flickering. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Crane from Daikon

Crane from Daikon. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Apple Carving

Apple Carving. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Patterns on Apple skin. Mukimono

Patterns on Apple skin. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Apple Mukimono

Apple. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Edible masterpiece

Edible masterpiece. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Turn common apple into piece of art

Art apple. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Apple Mukimono

Apple . Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Apple Mukimono

Apple . Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Patterned broccoli tree

Patterned broccoli tree. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Culinary carving

Culinary carving. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Food carving on winter melon

winter melon. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Carrot chain

Carrot chain. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Apple carving. Pattern

Apple carving. Pattern. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Apple carving. Bird

Apple Bird. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

I'm bay Max. You protect your health. Carved Uguits greens

Carved Uguits greens. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Patterned carrot

Patterned carrot. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Patterned broccoli

Patterned broccoli. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Dragon ball carved on Banana

Dragon ball carved on Banana. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Beauty of carved food

Beauty of carved food. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Banana-dragon

Banana-dragon. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Banana-flower

Banana-flower. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Carrot legs. Food carving

Carrot legs. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Bovine pumpkin carving

Bovine pumpkin. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Mukimono carrot

. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Radish carving

Radish. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Skillful pattern on vegetable

pattern on vegetable. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Radish carving

Radish. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Radish carving

Radish . Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

Traditional Japanese Art. Mukimono fish

Fish. Mukimono 剥き物. Fruit-vegetable carving. Japanese virtuoso Gaku

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