Competition: Win Sushi Art Book “Smiling Sushi Roll”

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Summer is coming to an end so to ease you into autumn we’re running a competition to win a copy of sushi-roll artist Tama-chan’s new book, Smiling Sushi Roll!

Details of how to enter the competition can be found following the review of the book at the bottom of the page.

Smiling Sushi Roll: Sushi Art At Its Craziest

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Poisonous mushrooms. They’re all definitely mushrooms.

Food is an important part of Japanese culture, and plays a huge roll in Japan’s image overseas. When most foreigners think of Japanese food, they’ll undoubtedly think of sushi. Smiling Sushi Roll marries the Japanese love of food with an artistic eccentricity that makes for one very interesting book.


Illustrator Kiyoshi Takayo was reborn as sushi artist “Tama-chan” in 2005, when she started mixing her love of food with her love of art, creating sushi rolls filled with pictures that range from Edvard Munch’s The Scream to cats to genitalia.


Smiling Sushi Roll is a beautifully photographed collection of images of Tama-chan’s work, with a recipe for The Scream added at the back of the volume so the more daring among us can try to eat these delicious designs!


To learn about Tama-chan’s creative process, you can watch the video below, or visit her blog, which is in English and Japanese here.

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To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the epic Smiling Sushi Roll, all you have to do is contact us using the form on the About page, or click here, and tell us what you’d most like to see at the center of a sushi roll…

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