28 Dec ART 717- design inspiration – Natsuko Shoji
Natsuko Shoji is a Japanese chef who is deeply inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of maki-e, in which intricate designs are created using gold and silver powder. Shoji incorporates elements of maki-e into her dishes, often using handmade art boxes to present them. She believes that the beauty of the presentation can enhance the overall dining experience and that the art boxes add an extra layer of meaning and symbolism to the food. Shoji is known for her attention to detail and her passion for combining traditional techniques with modern flavors, creating unique and memorable dining experiences for her customers.