Gallery: Japanese Artist Creates Tasty Vegetable Weapons to Show the St...

After the food is creatively arranged as weapons, he tides them up with a cotton string and starts shooting the ironic war-like portraits.

Since 2001 Tokyoite Tsuyoshi Ozawa has taken portraits of women holding vegetable weapons in countries around the world – including Iceland, Uganda, China and of course Japan. 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, 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 shows how humor and art enable us to talk about delicate subjects like war, power and violence. Make food not war!

+ Tsuyoshi Ozawa

Via Spoon & Tamago


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