Uncover and unfold the unseen by visually connecting our environment, industries, and consumers

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Dark Sushi

Dark Sushi Art is a unique food art project founded by digital artist RYUZO.

Utilizing the traditional Japanese cuisine of Sushi, and Sashimi, RYUZO applies his interpretation of nature and the food-chain, and creates masterful works of art.

Unlike most food photography which is shot in bright places to make them look appetizing, Dark Sushi sheds a light in a darkness to capture the untold stories between humans and nature.

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In our modern society, food is abundant.
People take photos of food and post them online instantly to share with others. These images captivate our imagination, but we never pay attention to where the food source originates from, the people involved in the food-chain supply, and the stories behind the scenes.

Dark Sushi Art is a project to uncover and unfold the unseen by visually connecting our environment, industries, and consumers, facilitating opportunities to re-think what food really means to us.


All food materials are carefully handpicked by the artist and are brought straight from fish markets to the kitchen to maintain freshness.

Razor-sharp Japanese fish knives and other various Sushi-making tools are used to prepare uncompromising quality of Sashimi slices.

Time is dedicated to the craft of selecting unique props which include materials such as chains, glass balls, wires, and many other items that have metallic textures and inorganic qualities.

A utilization of traditional and modern Japanese cuisine techniques, as well as the latest digital image editing technologies are combined to make each presentation distinct and full of impact.

Artist : RYUZO

RYUZO is a digital artist and photographer based in Japan.
In 2015, he started making Sashimi and shooting food photographs by himself with his iPhone.
In 2018, his passion towards Sashimi led him to Sushi-making, where he learned how to make Sushi from a professional Sushi chef. From there he has gone on and taught more than 300 students as a Sushi instructor. He also teaches Food photography at his studio in Hayama, Japan.

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