Manga plates turn your food into comics


Francesco sez, "In my blog on Wired.it I posted a new series of wonderful 'manga inspired' plates created by the Japanese designer Mika Tsutai. Positioning the food in the right way Geek Chefs can tell a story or almost make the food more fun! Each plate costs 2980 Yen and for now is available only in Japanese design stores."

La cucina invasa dai manga!! (Thanks, Francesco!)

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  1. suki.  But at about 40 bucks US per….kaimasen.

    (OK…yes, I want the crying eye for wasabi and various chilis…)

  2. Technically, manga plates turn your food into food on top of plates. *wink*

    Another triumph for commerical “art”, I suppose. Because someone, somewhere will buy them, and for great amounts of money, as proven by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. *shrug*

    Can’t say I dislike it? Just that I don’t understand it? I like certain decorative plates. These are technically decorative plates. I just don’t know why someone would want to decorate their plates in this manner?

    1. Sure, you don’t have to like it.

      I’m a manga geek from way back, so…it appeals to me.  But art-y plates are kind of funny.

      If I bought a $30 mail order plate of three wolves howling at the moon or ‘Native American warrior embraces the Great Spirit by the Grand Canyon’…would I want to eat my warmed over tikka masala on one?

      No, most likely not.  These are interesting partly for the conceit they can actually be used: and of course I imagine they can.

      But a mere four plates is a hundred sixty bucks…I’d hate to chip one in the sink.

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