Fake food that can pass off as the real deal

If we had to trust anyone to make stuff out of anything, we would trust the Japanese. Yes, from bento-making to sushi-making, they’re known for elevating all sorts of culinary pursuits to an art form. When it comes to making PVC look like the most palatable food ever, they can’t be rivaled either. Gujo Hachiman, a town in Gifu Prefecture, is home to a staggering number of factories that feed the world’s appetite for scarily realistic PVC food replicas. Don’t believe us? Have a look at these pics. If you’re too lazy to travel to see something that isn’t real, check out Fake Food Japan online, which does worldwide deliveries.

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