Japan sashimi dad art

A dad from Japan has gone viral for creating the most incredible pieces of art out of sashimi for his Instagram page. He apparently learned by watching YouTube videos, and we’re super impressed by his skills!

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Mikyou, a father of two from Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, in Japan, has been sharing his gorgeous sashimi creations, fashioned out of slices of raw fish, on his Instagram. Mikyou told BuzzFeed News he is a “total amateur” with no restaurant experience and learned how to arrange and prepare fish by watching YouTube videos and practicing. He said he creates the dishes in his own kitchen as meals to enjoy with his family. “I used to enjoy watching my younger son get embarrassed and upset when I would create something too pretty,” he said. “But at this point, they hardly react to my creations. They just quietly eat them up.” Follow @buzzfeednews_jp for more 🇯🇵 content 🍣😍 (📷: @mikyoui00, 📝: @kassy) Link in bio for more 👆 – #sashimi #tuna #salmon #fish #sushi #sushilovers #sushitime #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #food #foodie #foodporn #instafood #foodlover #foodstagram #instafoodie #foodart #foodstyling #foodstylist #刺身 #すし #寿司 #鮨 #japanese #japanesefood #japanesecuisine #matsuyama #ehime #japan

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Mikyo is a dad of two and lives in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. He arranges slices of raw fish, such as tuna, salmon, sea bream and flounder, to create the most stunning art! 

He makes everything from mermaids…

To angels…


Unicorns…

Witches…

Dragons…

He certainly has a wild imagination, that’s for sure!

And he can fashion just about anything out of raw fish!

According to Buzzfeed News, Mikyou began the hobby just under two years ago during the summer of 2017—totally by accident!

And he hasn’t been able to stop since!

“You could say that I accidentally stumbled upon the idea of my sashimi art when I tried using different kinds of fish to recreate the crane arrangement that typically only uses thinly sliced fugu,” he said.

“It ended up looking like a woman seen from behind, and things progressed from there.”

If you were hoping to sample some of his creations, unfortunately, only his family gets that honour, as for now, he just makes them at home.

“It’s really easy to get fresh seafood in Matsuyama. So my family and I often eat sashimi, and we’re quite picky about the flavor,” he said.

“As a result, I usually do a lot of preparation before I make the sashimi art so that I can arrange it as quickly as possible after slicing.

“I’m the only one in my family who gets any enjoyment out of these creations,” Mikyou added.

They all look too good to eat! 

Credit: Buzzfeed News

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