Art When fashion meets food, The Onigiri Art transforms sneakers into sushi
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When fashion meets food, The Onigiri Art transforms sneakers into sushi

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Giulia Guido
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al

If you merge two very successful things you get something more successful. Okay, that’s not always like that, but that’s exactly what happened to The Onigiri Art, the first sushi artist in the world. 

This stage name hides Yujia Hu, a young boy of Chinese origin who, from the age of eight, lives and works in Milan. Yujia has combined the art of sushi, which has been handed down to him by his family, owner of the restaurant Sakana Sushi in Via Giambellino in Milan, with his passion for the NBA, sneakers, and fashion.

At the beginning they look like simple onigiri, the classic fish-filled rice triangles that we have all eaten at least once in our lives, but then, in his skillful hands, they take the form of a pair of Air Jordan 1, but also a pair of Vans, or of Yeezy. 

It’s one of those simply brilliant ideas that have attracted the attention of many fans, but also of well-known people who have had fun getting their own little miniature rice and salmon. 

Also, riding the wave of success, Yujia Hu opened an online shop where you can buy posters, t-shirts, hats and more with prints of his works. 

Before you get too hungry, discover the works of The Onigiri Art at our gallery.

The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
The Onigiri Art | Collater.al
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Written by Giulia Guido
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