Akemi and the rise of Cute Cuisine

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Akemi features in this video segment from the BBC discussing the trend of videos focusing on miniature food.

YouTube has seen a rise in the number of videos that capture the techniques and skills required to cook food at such a small scale. With Japanese culture fond of cute (or kawaii) things, it’s natural that there should be an emphasis on Japanese food.

Some chefs rack up millions of views for their doll size mini meals. Leading food artist Miniature Space has attracted nearly a million subscribers, hungry for meticulously crafted pancakes, sushi and prawn tempura.

Akemi speaks briefly in the video about the Japanese approach of blending art and presentation into food preparation.