Japanese Food Displays
Fake Japanese food displays can be found in many restaurants in Japan. These incredibly realistic food models function to give a visual idea of what kinds of foods the restaurant serves while at the same time appealing to the senses of would-be diners in order to entice them inside. These plastic food models are often a saving grace for foreign diners who do not speak Japanese.
Overview of Fake Food in Japan
First-time visitors to Japan are often dazzled by the many restaurants with show windows and display cases packed with incredibly detailed plastic food replicas of the menu items available in the restaurants. Japanese eating establishments use these fake food displays in order to entice would-be diners inside.
Fake food models are an art form in of themselves. Hand made and carefully drafted to look just like the dishes served in the restaurant, they are also big business. Fake food models are a multi-billion-yen business in Japan!
Types of Japanese Fake Food Displays
Virtually every type of food found in Japan has been replicated with plastic food models, including sushi, ramen, bento, omelets, pasta, pizza, rice dishes, soba, salad, sandwiches, beverages, ice cream treats, and just about every other food item that you can find in Japan!
How to Order Food Using Fake Food Models
Fake food displays are often a saving grace for foreign travelers to Japan who do not speak Japanese. If you are looking for a place to eat in Japan but are concerned about the language barrier, just look for a restaurant with fake food displays containing an item that looks appetizing, and when it comes time to order, just point to that item. Problem solved!
Where to See Fake Japanese Food Displays
You can see these Japanese plastic food replicas anywhere in Japan where there are restaurants. One of the best places to see lots of these food displays are the food courts of major train stations, such as Tokyo Station and Shinjuku Station, and major department stores, where you’ll find rows and rows of restaurants competing for the attention and yen of passersby.
Japanese food displays are as functional and useful as they are impressive and cool, and are a fun attraction to check out while in Japan!