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.
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.