Sola Cube Shop & Minerals as Beautiful Food

-An edible rock and mineral specimen meal that was offered last year-

“3.8 billion years ago life began on earth. And over millions of years multicellular life evolved into land plants and forests. The colors and shapes of flowers, fruits and seeds all have unique purposes and are as beautiful as they are functional.
Intent on showcasing the wonder and beauty of mother nature, Koichi Yoshimura developed a way to exquisitely preserve plants in acrylic cubes. He called them “Sola Cubes.”
Each Sola Cube is handmade by Japanese craftsmen and contain a real plant.”

Usaginonedoko is a Kyoto shop where you’ll find natural artifacts and specimens of plants and minerals encapsulated in resin, the “Sola Cubes”.

In their cafè they offer a seasonal menu inspired by rocks, minerals and other objects of nature. Almost too beautiful to eat.

Sola Cubes

Sola Cubes

inside the usaginonedoko cafe

The “Meteorite Curry” is a black rice and curry inspired by Tektite, natural glass formed from terrestrial debris ejected during meteorite impacts.

“kantenseki” was a wagashi take on crystals that was served in 2016 (no longer available)

the rock & mineral specimens meal that is currently being served

an upcoming exhibition will showcase delicious looking real stones

Amethyst pannacotta

an upcoming exhibition will showcase delicious looking real stones

an upcoming exhibition will showcase delicious looking real stones

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