Despite it's deliciousness and popularity, mochi is not a food to be underestimated. Its tough to swallow texture has been known to cause complications (sometimes fatal) to children and the elderly every New Year season, when it is commonly enjoyed in Japan. It also can be quite difficult to cut, sometimes rendering old knives into twisted junk.

That's not to scare anyone away, however. Mochi is widely enjoyed in a wide number of varieties, including daifuku, which stuff rounder mochi cakes with red bean paste and other fillings (it's also the basis for Japan's most famous mochi ice cream).

Japanese Twitter user @appleashuto recently shared some daifuku you definitely wouldn't want to bite in--no matter how tempting it may look. It's a "half-eaten" daifuku his son made from clay in art class, and it looks just like the real deal!

Source: @appleashuto

"Isn't the daifuku my son made out of clay in art class amazing? It even looks like the red bean is peeled back and there are wrinkles in the mochi."

Not only the shape, but also the anko red bean paste inside and the wrinkles are elaborately reproduced to look like real daifuku. It really does look like a daifuku someone took a bite out of and set down on a table.

Many on Twitter agreed, having to convince themselves it wasn't the real traditional confectionery and instead a work of art.

It does appear @appleashuto may have to check any half-eaten daifuku left around the house from now on, however.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.