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Japanese Daikon (Radish) Sculptures That Are Like Cute Works of Art

These adorable Japanese daikon nabe dishes represent the very best of Japanese winter food with an adorable twist.

Crafted by Masanori Kono, these cute creations are made of grated daikon radishes. Each character looks like an adorable cartoon plopped into a bowl of warming vegetables. By adding these little animals, Kono puts a sculptural twist on the Japanese version of a hot pot dish.

Pandas, lamas, sheep, and cats find their way into Kono’s playful work, looking highly satisfied and comfortable. These guys look like their taking a relaxing dip in a hot tub.

Seriously, what’s more comforting in winter than eating a bowl of warm food topped by a cute animal?

Find more of Kono’s cute food concepts on Twitter.

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