What do you first see in this picture?
It looks like a delicious display of Sushi, right?
Watch out! As your eyes might deceive you, you are actually looking at plastic food! They are set out in the front window of a restaurant or shop for customers who walk by to quickly show them what they offer. This is the easiest way for people to know what is served. It quickly catches your attention and attracts you in. Japan has some very impressive fake food dishes! Instead of being totally surprised by what you ordered, you can have an idea of the type of food they serve by seeing these displays before you choose your restaurant.
In front of Ramen, Sushi, and Crepes shops there are often huge displays in plastic form. These viewer friendly menus have been created in Japan since the early 1900's. They are usually made by hand to present the true authenticity of the food. For fake food to look realistic, the making of it follows a procedure that is similar as possible to the original food.
They look so good it makes you hungry just looking at them!