Photos: When food turns into art

Japanese chef Takehiro Kishimoto carves food into stunning works of art.

Takehiro Kishimoto / Instagram

Turning food into art (mukimono) is a popular hobby in Japan and has been around for centuries. Chef Takehiro Kishimoto has taken it to another level by sculpting fruit and vegetables into his amazing creations.

Using a sharp blade, Kishimoto carves his designs into apples, avocados, cucumbers, broccoli and even kiwi, among others. When he is done, he simply eats his works of art!

You can see more of Kishimoto’s amazing creations on his Instagram page.