Japanese chef Ken Kawasumi shows off his recreation of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers series at an event celebrating the release of his book"The most simple way to make decorative sushi-rolls' in Japan". Predictably, Kawasuni's Sunflowers rendition is made entirely of sushi and something tells me this sushi work of art may not fetch the tens of millions of dollars van Gogh's art commands. But who knows.
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