From mini mosaics to doughnut-inspired designs, plenty of sushi lovers around the world have transformed the fish-and-rice morsels into edible works of art. Now, SELF reports that Yujia Hu, a sneaker-loving artist/chef, has put his own sporty twist on the Japanese food.
Hu, a former art school student who now owns and works at a sushi restaurant in Milan, Italy, sticks to the basics when he’s on the job. But in his free time, just for fun, Hu creates sneaker-inspired onigiri, made from sushi rice, fish slices, sesame seeds, and delicate bits of seaweed.
Hu’s Instagram feed features popular “sneaker” designs like Nike Supreme Uptempo sneakers, Adidas's Harden Vol. 1 sneakers, and Adidas's Dame 3 sneakers. Other creations include sporty sandals, basketball players, and pop culture figures like Game of Thrones character Tyrion Lannister.
Check out Hu’s edible sneaker art below, or view more of his delicious designs on Instagram.