ベジタブル・ウェポン / Portraits of Women with Vegetable Weapons by Tsuyoshi Ozawa

A random Tumblr image I thought a bit odd, got me on a search to find if there were more of the same — there was.

Saury fish ball hot pot Tokyo, 2001

Saury fish ball hot pot, Tokyo,  2001

Poking fun at the stupidity of war and violence; Japanese photographer Tsuyoshi Ozawa’s ‘Vegetable Weapons’ series began in 2001. Since then, he has traveled around the world taking photographs of women holding “weapons” fashioned from the ingredients needed to make an actual hot-pot dish, chosen by the local women who serve as the models:

(Simmered Vegetables) Fukushima, 2011

(Simmered Vegetables), Fukushima, 2011

After being photographed, the ‘vegetable weapons’ are dismantled and the ingredients tossed into a cooking pot. The project participants then share and enjoy the meal together.

Sounds like the perfect project — Getting paid to exhibit the work that you’ve eaten!

Apparently there is an App or digital cookbook of the recipes that were made, unfortunately all I could find of that was the video above ^

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~ by Fionnlagh on June 10, 2014.

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