I am not sure if you will still love consuming Japanese instant noodle after seeing Taishi Arimura’s Instant Noodle Warrior Sculptures. What this young graphic designer from Tokyo did was, he weaved a person out of fake noodles and then sprucing up each figure with armor of sort using actual instant noodle Styrofoam packaging to result in strangely attractive ‘noodle warriors’. Final touch to each of these ‘noodle warriors’ includes equipping each with a weapon of either single use fork or chopsticks (there’s one with what appeared to be an egg-based food as its shield).
We love it and personally, I’d stop eating instant noodles cos’ now every time I see instant noodles, I see a person in it. That’s cannibalism, I thought. Nah. Just kidding. I won’t. Also, I am not going to lie, sometimes I see Michelin in them. Come on. Don’t tell me it didn’t strike you that some of these noodle warriors looked like Bibendum, AKA the Michelin Man, the official mascot of Michelin tires? Not sure if Taishi Arimura is selling his noodle warriors though. TBH, I don’t mind having a few on my still empty shelving, though. But they are probably not for sale.
You can check out more surreal work of art by Taishi Arimura over at his Instagram page and Twitter account. I have a thought here: I think they should make a cartoon series based on Taishi Arimura’s Instant Noodle Warrior Sculptures. It think it will be hit. I think.
Images: Taishi Arimura.
Source: Spoon & Tamago.