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Japanese Artist Creates Tasty Vegetable Weapons to Show the Stupidity of War

Posted By Ana Lisa On March 11, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Environment,Gallery,Sustainable Food | No Comments

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Since 2001 Tokyoite Tsuyoshi Ozawa [1] has taken portraits of women holding vegetable weapons in countries around the world – including Iceland, Uganda, China and of course Japan [2]. He first finds a local model and asks her to gather vegetables and other ingredients needed to create typical local recipes. After the food is creatively arranged in the shape of a weapon [3], he starts shooting the absurd war-like portraits.

After the photos are ready, everybody cooks and eats the fake weapons together, sharing a local multicolored delicacy. Vegetable Weapons [4] shows how humor and art enable us to talk about delicate subjects like war, power and violence. Make food [5] not war [6]!

+ Tsuyoshi Ozawa [1]

Via Spoon & Tamago [1]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Tsuyoshi Ozawa: http://www.ozawatsuyoshi.net/

[2] Japan: http://inhabitat.com/artist-yumiko-matsui-recreates-the-city-of-tokyo-entirely-from-paper/

[3] weapon: http://inhabitat.com/6-ways-artists-have-recycled-guns-for-peace/

[4] Vegetable Weapons: http://www.ozawatsuyoshi.net/works/vegetable-weapon/

[5] food: http://inhabitat.com/israel-based-solskin-studio-creates-biodegradable-objects-from-orange-skins/

[6] war: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_love,_not_war

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