December 08, 2015
The latest food trend in Japan is apparently sushi in the shape of koi carp and we love it! Koi carp symbolises good fortune and prosperity and has deep significance in Japanese culture. What better way to celebrate this national symbol by combining it with Japanese cuisine's most iconic dish?
Popularised by the Nishikizushi sushi restaurant in Saiki, this remarkable sushi is made of strips of fish such as salmon combined with other colourful ingredients including egg roll, nori sea weed and sea urchin, all covered by a semi-translucent piece of squid which has been trimmed to resemble the shape of a koi carp. It would be tempting but wrong to say this is too beautiful to eat, as the only place this koi carp is swimming is right into my mouth.
July 09, 2020
Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of seeking beauty from imperfections by mending broken ceramics with gold lacquer. Artist Glen Martin Taylor has taken this one step further by incorporating an array of unusual found objects with broken porcelain pieces, some of which carry strong personal emotional significance.
March 01, 2019
Rone is a Melbourne street artist best known for his haunting images of stylised women's faces, which always seem to project an air of wistful melancholy. His latest project, Empire, amplifies this into a deeply immersive experience which promises to evoke profound emotions.
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