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The Japanese Plastic Food Industry is a Growing Art Form

 - May 20, 2011
References: eatbma.blogspot & odditycentral
The Japanese plastic food industry is revolutionizing the restaurant-going experience one plastic food display at a time. With the country's growing industry, the days of little printed menu images and asking the waiter about every ingredient in a given dish may be coming to an end! Imagine being presented with a real-life replica of every dish you were interested in eating that despite being made entirely from plastic, visually captures every element of the dish from ingredients to presentation.

Ryuzo is Japan's top manufacturer of fake food displays and estimates show it produces billions of Yen every year!

According to Oddity Central, Japanese fake food models can be traced back to 1917 to attract more customers to restaurants by placing them in a glass casing. Fake food displays have become a lucrative business as the displays do just that -- attract more customers who can't resist the look of some of these mouth-watering dishes!