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This Mind-Blowing Daikon Chain Was Created By A ‘Bored’ Japanese Chef

Boredom can yield fantastic works of art in virtually any medium. A good example of this, is a recent photograph of a daikon radish has gone viral over the past few days. What’s special about this napiform root?

The radish has a perplexing design that draws you in almost immediately.

According to Rocket News 24, Twitter user @Zoe_Aishiteru uploaded this spectacular photo of a single piece of radish carved into a perfect linking chain.

According to the caption the head chef gave the daikon to the Twitter-using patron, claiming he was bored when he carved it up. The wachigai (linked-ring daikon) was a result of this apparent boredom.

No, it’s not a staged photo. In fact, another Japanese chef shows the process on how to create the chain in this instructional video here:

It’s just a simple matter of technique and consistent knife work. We have to admit, we’re very impressed with the skill that goes into carving up something like this.

We’re just not sure how bored a head chef can get in his own restaurant, he’s probably got a million other things to do. Maybe the guy just wanted a little fun to break up his duties.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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