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The Japanese Play With Their Food Better Than You Ever Did

During Japan's Obon season — a Buddhist festival that honors the spirits of their ancestors — it's apparently tradition to turn cucumbers and eggplants into little animals to leave on the graves of loved ones. Some Japanese people are taking vegetable-crafting to a whole new level and the results are spectacular: Enter eggplant tanks, a cucumber-copter, and some mythical creatures made from bell peppers and carrots.

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