Satisfying stop-motion video shows familiar sushi dishes made with some very unusual objects.
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But if this stop-motion video from Japan is anything to go by, you can always make sushi instead.
Called “Crazy Office Worker’s Night Meal“, the video shows a salaryman arriving home after a long day to be met with a multitude of faxes (because we all know how Japan loves their fax machines) which read “You’re fired!!!” This sends him into a rage, prompting him to rip off parts of his suit and shirt in order to…make sushi out of them. They’re not the only items that get turned into sushi either, with the office worker using his shoe, sock, iPhone, calculator, and other bits and pieces to make an entire sushi meal.
Take a look at the clip below:
Created by Omozoc, a YouTuber who describes themselves as “a person who likes to make stop motion cooking videos”, this cleverly made clip strings together a whopping 3,257 individual photos, with no CG or Photoshop involved.
Not only is the stop-motion effect mesmerising to watch, the content of the video itself is immensely satisfying. After all, who wouldn’t want to rip off their tie and slice it up into pieces after a bad day at work?
The sushi ingredients are brilliantly thought out as well, with a green highlighter transformed into a stick of wasabi…
? And boot polish used as a soy glaze on the shoe sushi.
The end result is a sushi meal that looks surprisingly delicious, with everyday objects used to create (top to bottom, left to right): makizushi rolls, salmon roe gunkan maki, sea urchin gunkan maki, a pickled ginger rose garnish, tuna sushi, egg roll sushi, hikari mono (sushi topped with a silvery skinned fish), squid sushi, and eel sushi.
It’s strangely satisfying to have the meal fed to us through the camera too. Although we have to admit, that twist ending with the final fax leaves us with a mixed bag of emotions!
If you know someone who’s doing it tough at the office, this video is bound to put a smile on their face. So you’ll have to excuse us while we go back and press replay, because this is exactly what we need right now to keep us distracted from Mr Sato and his new fancy watch.