20 Sep '14, 3pm

Creative and comical sushi art takes up to 16 hours to complete

JAPAN - Whenever Takayo Kiyota works on her makizushi sushi roll art, she can lose herself in the process - sometimes for 16 hours straight until the piece is complete. On the day she was interviewed, she sliced thick sushi rolls she had prepared for the photo shoot named "Hanshan and Shi De," revealing two funny-looking faces. They were that of two Tang-era Chinese monks referred to in the title, often the subject of Chinese and Japanese paintings. "Since it's for a newspaper, I went with an academic subject," she says. She uses a variety of ingredients to make her sushi rolls, which reveal images and designs when sliced open. She has rolled almost 300 works, including one inspired by Munch's "The Scream" as well as another titled "Ninja." Careful planning goes into each roll, but she says: "Nobody knows how they'll turn out until they're cut open. That's what makes it fu...

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