Source: Usagi no Nedoko Explore The Wondrous World Of Rocks And Minerals Eating Jars Of Edible Specimens 2017-02-03 Fri 2017-02-03 Fri The Japanese seem to have a knack for recreating virtually anything — from the adorable to the downright grotesque — into astonishingly detailed dishes and snacks. While many do so to showcase their artistic and culinary prowess, Usagi no Nedoko Cafe in Kyoto is offering small dishes made to look like brilliant rocks and minerals to allow guests to enjoy their beauty from a new, mouthwatering perspective. The edible rock and mineral specimens are served in little glass jars, and though they might look real, they’re all made of ingredients like marinated vegetables and Japanese chicken meatballs that you would find on the menu of a local restaurant. 8 jars of these edible rocks and minerals will be offered on a wooden tray, reimagining amethyst, jade, cavansite, pork stone, sodalite, tektite, topaz, and okenite as delicious food. Even if you don’t know what half of these are, you’ll know once you start digging in. Source: Usagi no Nedoko Only 15 servings of the rock and mineral specimens will be prepared each day, and those interested in trying it will have to make reservations. Currently, it looks like they will only be offering this unique meal until March 25th, and only on certain days of the month. Reservations can be made through their website or over the phone. Source: Usagi no Nedoko Source: Usagi no Nedoko The cafe provides a museum-like atmosphere where guests can gaze at numerous other specimens of minerals and plants. In addition to this, Usagi no Nedoko also runs a shopping and lodging facility which allow visitors to submerge themselves in the mysterious world of fauna and flora for more than just a few hours. Source: Usagi no Nedoko Source: Usagi no Nedoko After a delicious meal, guests can take home one of Usagi no Nedoko’s popular Sola Cubes, a series of beautifully preserved plants, minerals, and microorganisms inside small acrylic cubes, as well as something from their new collection of sea urchin bone specimens. They can be appreciated separately or arranged in various patterns, and each is handmade by a Japanese craftsman to stunning perfection. Usagi no Nedoko Kyoto Address: 37 Nishinokyo Minamiharamachi, Nakagyo, Kyoto Hours: 11:30AM〜8PM Closed Thursdays Official Website By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Usagi no Nedoko Tags: Cafe / Japan / Kyoto / Mineral / Rock / Specimen grape Japan Explore The Wondrous World Of Rocks And Minerals Eating Jars Of Edible Specimens Related Article You Wouldn’t Want To Mess With This Stray Cat While It’s Having A Meal Muro Box – The world’s first smart music box Shibuya Moves To Ban Street Drinking During Halloween Celebration Tokyo Event Lets Guests Try Japanese Kit Kat And Sake Pairing Customized To Preference By An AI Bartender Virtual tour of Kyoto kimono shops lets you travel from the comfort of your home New Toilet Museum In Japan Shows Us The History Of Restrooms And…Urinals For Women And Toilet Bikes?! Look Inside Here.