The Way Japanese Food Samples Are Made Is Incredible
Take a stroll through a restaurant district in Japan and you'll see plates of food on display, all specific to the restaurant's own specialty dishes. It's no surprise that these aren't real dishes but wax replicas. Most of the wax food you see in Japan comes from the small city of Gujo Hachiman in Gifu prefecture. Gujo is home to ten fake food factories since the beginning of the wax trend in 1917. Although the wax foods are insanely detailed, the artists say it's often the most simple foods that are the most difficult to recreate. Although Gujo Hachiman still operates its factories, it's also become a tourist attraction for the wax food museums and exhibits, where visitors can try their hand at making their own wax creation.