Japan Miniature Food Exhibition
Can you believe these miniature food models are actually made of polymer clay?
They’re small, but so much more. Cute, yet realistic. Plus, they look delicious!
This bowl for a miniature bowl of ramen, for example, has to harden first. Then an hour is spent whittling it into just the right shape. For a miniature bento (box lunch), everything is made by hand, including the box. The rice, the deep-fried shrimp and all the other ingredients are hand-made, and the whole process takes over a week.
Welcome to the subtle and multi-layered world of Japan’s miniature food models!
In addition to models, you can find fashion accessories such as rice-ball and pastry ear studs and brooches.
There’s only one for you in the world. Why not find the miniature food that’s just right for you?
Are you interested in making miniature food items? Come join our workshop! Even beginners can easily start making their own miniature foods. The fun starts at 1 o’clock PM on Sunday, May 26!
About the Organization
Miniature Food Association of Japan
Have you heard of miniature food? “Miniature food” refers to any items using the motif of really small versions of foods. It’s a hot topic on TV and magazines.
Miniature food is easy to enjoy, so people of all ages, from small children to grownups, can have fun with it.
Our association plays a vital role in showcasing the appeal of miniature food to a wider audience. Primarily in Japan, we teach people how to create miniature food, starting with the basics. We train miniature-food artists for active careers in Japan as well as overseas. We conduct collaborative projects with a wide range of companies and celebrities, sales of miniature food abroad, and numerous other activities focused on the miniature-food experience.
President of the Miniature Food Association of Japan
Reina was the first person to offer certified lessons in miniature-food preparation leading to qualification, and is recognized as a pioneer in the field of miniature food. Featured in a wide range of media, Reina’s lessons are so popular that her lessons in Japan have a long waiting list. Reina proudly showcases the appeal of Japan’s miniature food in overseas countries, such as through sales events and lessons in France and New York.