A factory in Gujo, Japan, is responsible for creating food masterpieces, but not edible ones. These dishes are made from plastic and are used as sample displays in restaurant windows, often including a set of hovering chopsticks dangling over a bowl of shockingly realistic noodles. Chances are, that plastic bowl was made at this factory, which employs 30 full-time artists who make all of the food models by hand, shaping and painting the plastic to look as lifelike as possible.

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