This Sushi Looks Disgusting, Colorful

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Maguro? Check. Salmon? Check. Ikura? Check. Normal colors? Um....


Here's a sushi combo platter that looks anything but typical. Spotted in China by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, who also looks anything but typical, the image went viral in Japan.

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Some said the colorful sushi looked unappetizing, while others wondered if it was safe to eat.

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It's amazing how colors, colors that we perceive as natural or unnatural, can impact our desire to eat. Note that image does look processed—that could either be a crap camera phone or Photoshop trickery.

中国の寿司がカラフル過ぎてヤバイ・・・ [News Time School]


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Certainly this is an example of something being more uncomfortable in concept than in practice.

Americans eat a variety of food that are brightly colored in many ways. Heck, salmon is routinely colored to give it that salmon color.

The only ick factor here is that we can't be sure whether the Chinese would use food coloring safe for consumption or are simply using, say, spray paint. LOL