Rolling Sushi Art: Osaka’s Dōtonbori Canal Turned into a Gigantic Conveyor Belt Carrying Plates of Sushi the Size of Compact CarsPosted: September 11, 2015
The world’s first conveyor belt sushi restaurant opened in Osaka, Japan in 1958. Now Osaka’s Dōtonbori canal has been turned into a gigantic conveyor belt carrying plates of sushi the size of compact cars. This enormous floating piscine parade is an art project called Rolling Sushi.
These photos and the video are from a recent test run to make sure all the sushi successfully floats. The colossal conveyor belt will be on display in Osaka for the first couple weeks of October.
Want to intern at a leading hospital in Japan? 20 students have taken a speical test, in which they are expected to prove their dexteiry by making teeny tiny sushi with a surgical knife and a pair of tweezers.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 1, 2015
A stripper at a Tokyo striptease show is taken past the audience on a moving conveyor belt, 1957.
This reveals as much about mid-20th Century post-war industrial history as it does about a form of entertainment as old as human history.