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10/25/2012 08:56 am ET

Sushi Art: Pandas, Flowers, Butterflies (PHOTOS)

The topic of food can be a serious one, muddled with issues of sustainability and the question of GMOs. While it's important to be current on food industry practices, sometimes you should have fun with food too. And we've got just the way to do it, with cute sushi (also known as Futomaki Matsuri Sushi).

Futomaki Matsuri Sushi is common in the Chiba prefecture of Japan. These large sushi rolls are rolled with intricate patterns for festivals and celebrations. They transform your traditional California roll and turn it into the linkness of a panda, flower, or even a pop culture icon. Check out some examples below.

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