What hobby did you discover during the quarantine? Did you bake delicious cakes? Did you learn to play an instrument? Have you gone gardening? No matter what hobby you have invented, it will certainly never live up to Manami Sasaki‘s.
Manami is a Japanese artist who spent a good part of her time on the road to work before lockdown. Then, when she had to start working from home, she found herself having a lot of free time without knowing how to occupy it. In order not to lose her habits and maintain a routine, she continued to wake up early, transforming both breakfast time and her food into pure creativity.
In fact, if until then, Manami Sasaki sat at the table and distractedly spread butter and jam on a slice of bread, now on that same slice the artist gives life to true works of art.
Using various jams, fruits, spreads, cereals, sour cream, honey and any other ingredient, Manami Sasaki reproduces famous paintings, from Picasso to Munari, but also film posters, magazine covers, comics and, above all, subjects from Japanese culture, recreating Zen gardens or even taking inspiration from Kintsugi.
But Manami’s toasts are not only beautiful, the artist herself has repeatedly stated that her creations are also balanced in taste because these finely decorated slices of bread remain to all intents and purposes her breakfast.