When Akira first started as a sushi chef over 30 years ago, he first learned the art of delicate paper cutting through food preparation.

Akira Nagaya, a self-taught Japenese Kirie (literally "cut paper" in Japanese) artist has spent the past 30 years of his life learning one of the most ancient and beautiful arts in the world.

It requires patience, and brilliance, but most importantly... a willingness to endure years of paper cuts! But what he creates though is nothing short of the brilliance you'd expect from a true master.