You're Not Looking at Real Japanese Food. This Is Art

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Well, I'm now hungry. You?

Over on Pixiv, there is a series of "realistic Japanese meals" illustrations. Damn, they look good. Good enough to eat.

Udon

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[by 麝香丸]

Aji furai (Deep fried Japanese mackerel)

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[by イエローケーキ]

Soy Sauce Ramen

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[by Buttercup]

Tamago kake gohan (Raw egg over rice)

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[by ななつ]

Ten-don (Tempura over rice)

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[by トシ]

Top image by jiji

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DISCUSSION

As if real Japanese food and art are mutually exclusive. Bah.

Now seriously. Raw egg over rice? I'm the kind of guy that cannot stomach okra or pork fat because it's slimy slimy slimy and nasty. But raw egg over rice just seems so interesting. What the hell is it like?