I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating… And it gets everywhere. But sand is necessary because beaches are near water, and water holds fish. As we know, fish are the main ingredient to sushi and sushi is one of mankind’s greatest creations. Even Anakin Skywalker likes sushi, and that guy is one of the most vanilla humans to ever traverse the galaxy. From his point of view the Jedi are evil, and from my point of view, this Star Wars sushi is too good to eat.
Sushi chef Okitsugu Kado probably feels that way too. For years, he’s been creating sculptures based on our favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away out of vegetables and making delicious sushi platters out of them. If anyone were to bite into these incredible creations, I would die of a broken heart, just like Padmé Amidala when Anakin turned to the dark side (cue me yelling “noooo” as someone bites into a BB-8 roll).
Thankfully, Kyoto-based journalist Tomoki Yoshimura did the world a favor by documenting these amazing pieces of Star Wars sushi at a Los Angeles convention. Just look at these Jawas, an expertly-sculpted Yoda, and possibly the best plate: The Emperor using Force lightning over various delectable rolls.
Kado also showed off an impressive sweet potato X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter battle at last year’s Star Wars Live Celebration in Anaheim.
And more creations, because it’s impossible to not be blown away: