Surely you’ve heard of Yoshimoto Banana, but have you heard of Yamada Banana? Today’s fun link is “Top Banana Keisuke Yamada And His Incredible Banana Art” by John on Tofugu. He writes,
To create these fruity masterpieces, the only tools Keisuke uses are bananas, toothpicks, and a spoon. He uses the spoon to prime the banana by smoothing its surface and then does the majority of the actual sculpt work with toothpicks. He also mentions that each of his sculptures is completed within 30 minutes. If he takes too long, the banana will begin to brown and the sculpture will be ruined. After finishing each creation, he takes pictures of them to upload on the Japanese art site Pixiv. And after that, he eats them.
The link includes a variety of photos, as well as a video of a morning show segment on Yamada’s art. My favorite part is when the interviewer asks how the banana tastes, and he responds, “It’s good, but I’m tired of them since I eat them every day.”