Given the strong influences that Japanese culture and popular fiction has had upon the Star Wars universe, it's no surprise that we've seen the two collide in products and mashups that include traditional Japanese clothing and amazing Star Wars samurai fan art. Now those collaborative efforts are transferring to the food world, with a take on a staple of the Japanese culinary world with these Star Wars-themed soy sauce dishes for sushi and sashimi.

Courtesy of Rowen Design Japan, a company that introduces the Japanese traditional crafts, the dishes feature the facial designs of characters such as Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, C-3PO, and R2-D2, that become filled out when filled with soy sauce. For sushi lovers and Star Wars fans, the Star Wars Soy Sauce Dishes can be thought of as a way to imbue your sushi or sashimi with the delicious power of the Force.

The actual dishes are a type of Aritayaki, or Arita ware, traditional Japanese porcelain wares originating from the town of Arita that have existed since the 1600's, and were made by professional craftsmen.

The dishes are available via Rowen Design in sets for 12,290 yen. While they appear to be available for domestic release in Japan, there may be English information available soon considering the popularity of Star Wars.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.