► Itsuo Kobayashi draws what he eats every single day.

"Kobayashi worked in food service from a young age. Starting at age 18, he worked at the same soba shop for 18 years. 

He attended cooking school, worked a stint in a sushi shop, and prepared meals for the elderly in nursing homes. Altogether, he worked with food for more than 20 years, until a combination of company closures and physical disability caused him to retire..." Read the rest of the story at Atlas ObscuraPhotos by Selena Takigawa Hoy.

► Beautiful illustrations by Marce Lopez.