I Knew I Should Have Been Born in Japan

Amazing characters in pastry form. Gorgeous 3-D cookie art from the Japanese Bakery Henteco. It's incredible how much personality this baker (or these bakers) has put into these creations—the eyes sparkle on many of these animal-sweets. The little owl looks vaguely as if it's just been caught with its hand in the cookie jar. The purple cat looks Parisian and blasé. The rabbit, disgruntled. The bulldog perfectly dopey. I especially love how the the two chipmunk-y cookies in the last image have slightly different facial expressions—brings to mind Diane Arbus' famous photograph, Identical Twins, Roselle, NJ 1967.







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