Is there any other way to roll a sushi roll apart from using the Japanese bamboo mat? If you're a traditionalist or purist when it comes to the art of maki making, look away. But if you're game for a fun interpretation of a sushi roller machine, check out this odd-looking device from German-based studio Osko + Deichmann. It's slated for showcase in June at the Kitchen Ecology Exhibition in Los Angeles.
There's just no way to do full justice to how this machine works, except to show it in pictures. Which is exactly what the studio has done in a step-by-step gallery. In fact, if you're feeling really bored this weekend, you could print this out in color and turn it into a flip book of moving images. More photos after the jump.