The Beauty of Translucent Food
Created here is a serene space based on motifs of kuzukiri noodles and rice paper, underscoring the beauty of delicate, translucent food.
Rice flour and kuzu starch are pure and white, startlingly so. Smooth and somewhat cool to the touch, they give off an air of stillness. The slightest squeak, like stepping on fresh snow, could even infer a sense of solemnity.
The perfectly circular rice paper, made from processed rice flour, and strips of kuzukiri, made from kuzu starch, are translucent forms created by adding water to flour and starch and allowing them to dry. Exposed to light, these forms capture and retain light to create a spellbinding beauty.
Adding water once again transforms them into a clear, fresh edible substance with jelly-like elasticity. Perhaps the fascination people have with translucent food is due to its possible connotations, such as ever-flowing water and its sense of coolness, appreciated with all five senses as a tranquil, stop-motion-like beauty.
It is our hope that through these three forms of translucent food you will feel a ray of bright hope for the future.
Art Director: Yasuko Sato