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This talented chef puts all our sad Halloween pumpkins to shame

Japanese chef Takehiro Kishimoto is the real Fruit Ninja.

The Kobe, Japan native has only been carving fruit and vegetables for three years but he’s already garnered more than 170K followers on Instagram who just. can’t. get. enough. of his intricate knife skills.

Kishimoto calls his craft “Thai carving” since traditional fruit carving masters hail from Thailand, but he’s added a Japanese flair to his work, with detailed patterns looking like Mukimono masterpieces. Then there are the more modern designs, such as Pokemon ball eggplants, Dragon Ball bananas, and Pokemon pumpkins. This puts all our Halloween pumpkins to shame.

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avocadocarving 途中のやつ こっちの方がいい気がする #avocado#avocadolover #avocadotoast#avo#carving #green

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It takes around one hour to carve broccoli, three hours to intricately carve an apple, and two hours to get that avocado looking like an otherworldly flower. And if you’re thinking it’s a waste to see all this food go bad, think again — Kishimoto eats it all after carving!

The artist says he’s surprised by all the attention, but we just think he’s being modest. It’s like Michelangelo saying he’s surprised people love the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling.

Make sure to follow Takehiro Kishimoto on Instagram to see what creations he comes up with next.

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Candle carving @sunshine.carving 様で 「彫れるキャンドル」を買いました。 面白い✨ この時期のイベントに出来たらいいな❄ デザインもっと考えんといかんですね #candle#キャンドル#カービング

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🌱 BIG zucchini 2枚目まち針使って目印にしてます。 教室でやったら怒られるかも。 #カービング#ベジタブルカービング#和柄#ズッキーニ #zucchini#carving#vegetablecarving#food#art#artist #vegetable

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🐢 京いもに組亀甲 コツを掴むのに時間かかった💦 #カービング#ベジタブルカービング#フルーツカービング#フルーツ#ブロッコリー#和柄 #ソープカービング #野菜彫刻#彫刻#soapcarving#carving#vegetablecarving#vegetable#fruitcarving#fruit

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🍌 バナナがマイブーム #カービング#ベジタブルカービング#フルーツカービング#フルーツ#バナナ#bananacarving#banana #野菜彫刻#彫刻#carving#vegetablecarving #vegetable #fruitcarving#fruit

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How? Broccolicarving and Cauliflower carving sayagatapattern インスタならではの見せ方😁 #broccoli#cauliflower #broccolicarving#cauliflowercarving #carving

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Papaya Kumikikkou pattern #カービング#パパイア#フルーツ#carving#food#art#artist#artwork #papayacarving #fruitcarving#fruit

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Radishcarving.Pearcarving 「Let's play music♪」 ただの文字入れですが、自分にとって大切にしている言葉です。 #KANIKAPILA #carving #radishcarving #Pearcarving

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. She’ll remind you she’s a vegan every chance she gets. Her IG is filled with doggo pics: @patty_pottymouth

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