Smashing pumpkins in Shanghai
Updated: 2016-11-24


A master's work Vitality decorated with peanuts [Photo from WeChat account sh-flora]

What can an artist do with a carrot, a cob of corn, a couple of pimentos, a pumpkin and a tangerine? Quite a lot, as it turns out, as you'll see at Binjiang Forest Park's new fruit and vegetable arrangement show!

It may sound novel, but actually making art out of fresh veggies is not a new thing in China; it has a long history going back all the way to the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907).

This 12-day show, which opened on Nov 18, features works from some of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces' most revered fruit arrangement ninjas.


Tourists can get professional training on fruit and vegetable arrangement on Nov 26. [Photo from WeChat account shanghaitourism]

And you can even dip into the fruit bowl and try your hand at a bit of fruit and vegetable arrangement yourself, as the exhibition will be running a free master class for visitors on Nov 26.

If you want to see this unique art form for yourself, you can visit the exhibition by taking metro line six to Gangcheng Road and transferring to bus line Waigaoqiao 1. Tickets for Bingjiang Forest Park are 20 yuan ($ 3) per person.


A master's work of art decorated with sugarcane, persimmon and lotus root [Photo from WeChat account sh-flora]

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