Kanami Otomitsu

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Buddha sculpted out of kids' snacks

Sep 19, 2013

Buddha sculpted out of kids' snacks

For several years artist Koshi Kawachi has been putting a favorite children’s snack called “umaibo” to an unusual use — sculpting the puffed corn sticks into little statues of the Buddha. At his home in Tokyo he has 107 of these “Umaibutsu” (“Tasty Buddha”) ...