wax food models
everytime I spot these incredibly well made wax food models, I'm reminded of my favourite documentary. Tokyo-Ga, by director Wim Wenders. The movie is an insight in 1980's Tokyo and the changes occured in society since Yasujiro Ozu's films of 1920's. A part from being a celebration of Ozu's movies and personality - unveiled by the actors and camera man who worked with him - Wender's documentary shines with interestingness from japanese lifestyle, like Pachinko machines and golf driving ranges - the golf course is turned into a stadium with one hole in the field's center and stalls all around where geared up players show off their moves and fashionable clothing. golf becomes pure aestethetics.
The visit to one of the workshops responsible for constructing wax food models used by restaurants to display their dishes is my favourite "story within the movie". The workshops are the backstage of restaurants, realm of the fake and the beautiful, the non-food that pulls your taste buds. A convincing sculpting craft which conveys a better illusion than pictures.