Question of the Day: What Firearm Would You Make for Tsuyoshi Ozawa?

From “Vegetable Weapons is a photo project by Japanese photographer Tsuyoshi Ozawa. Since 2001, Ozawa has been traveling to various countries around the world, photographing young women holding make-believe firearms constructed using vegetables and other foods. After finding a portrait subject, he asks her to put together a hot-pot meal using veggies and ingredients native to her country. They then assemble the foods into the shape of a gun and do a portrait shoot. Once the photograph is made, Ozawa and his model disassemble the delicious weapon, cook the ingredients, and share a meal together.” . . .

A broccoli BAR? Maybe a tomato Tommy gun? Or an Enfield made of endive. If Mr. Ozawa comes knocking at your door, what healthful creation will you pose with for his camera? Keep in mind you’d apparently have to eat the damned thing with him after your photo session — so mind those Brussels sprouts. Oh, and if you send us a copy of a garden-grown gun (organic or not) you’ve made, we’ll post it here for the Armed Intelligentsia to to marvel (and drool) at.  [h/t The Gun Wire]


  1. avatar Robin says:

    That doesn’t look like a “weapon” to me. I think it was the white tip that gave it away.

    1. avatar Avid Reader says:

      It’s an M203 Garlic Launcher variant, isn’t it? Helps keep the vampires away.

    2. avatar Chris says:

      That’s definitely looking like a concealed carry piece.

  2. avatar jwm says:

    My cooking would likely be more capable of killing the gentleman than any gun I could make with or without power tools.

  3. avatar Aharon says:

    Dude has got some weird fetish.

    1. avatar SCS says:

      Amen to that!!

    2. avatar RIGHT! says:

      10-4 Japanese Culture has waaaay too many Fetishes, a sure sign of an oppressive culture

  4. avatar Jim March says:

    Well OBVIOUSLY the next step is a potato gun.



  5. avatar g says:

    How about giant piece of nappa cabbage wrapped in thin-cut steak strips with onions and garlic?

    1. Send us a pic. Then invite us to dinner.

  6. avatar frankgon4 says:

    sounds like a scam to meet women.

    1. avatar Mark says:

      She provides the food, plays with it, cooks it and they eat it. The guy is an opportunistic thief!

      1. avatar g says:

        Or a genius.

  7. avatar Scott says:

    Why does her “vegetable gun” have crawfish on it?

  8. avatar Sanchanim says:

    I think he is in it for the free food!

  9. avatar Dale says:

    Psychology is a funny thing. I see that photo and I just see someone fondling some veggies, I don’t think “gun” in any way.

    On the other hand, I had a co-worker who vehemently refused to even walk into the same room with a rifle shaped cake made for a co-worker who had said for years he was “going on a long safari” when he retired.

  10. avatar LouB says:

    My, what a nice green dong you have there mam.

  11. avatar Greg Camp says:

    I can think of worse “artistic” projects, but that ain’t saying much.

  12. avatar Ropingdown says:

    I’m non-plussed by the photo. What’s that she’s caressing in her left hand? I give the artist credit, however, for intimating the power a woman has if she can process the ingredients extremely well, or at least artfully handle something shaped like that bundle of vegetables. Much more control than a gun offers resides in that magic. I’ve seen men turned into nothing better than dogs on a leash by such abilities. I claim the same defense, incidentally, as the patient given a Rorschach Ink Blot exam, who came up repeatedly with prurient interpretations. Questioned by the psychiatrist about his one-track mind, he exclaimed, “Look who’s talking, Doc! You’re the one with the dirty pictures.” Banzai.

  13. avatar Jpchiesa says:

    Her veggie weapon looks more like the veggie phallus of The Jolly Green Giant. The way she lovingly fondles it is probably why he went:”Ho Ho Ho”!

  14. avatar Not Too Eloquent says:

    Photographer needs to put a check mark on the pictures where his ruse worked and he got laid, with an X on the photos where the chicks saw through his bull$hit.

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