On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we chill out with Shintaro Okamoto of Okamoto Studio, NYC’s premium ice sculptor, who’s family has been carving large blocks for ice for generations. It’s not all chain saws and ice picks, though they’re definitely in the tool kit, as we consider the methods and machinery behind making crystal clear frozen water; the true magic behind ornate displays, luges, and even cocktail ice. Okamoto Studio’s customized frozen art pieces eventually melt away, but their temporal memory is forever breathtaking.

Get An Insider Peek With Shintaro Okamoto’s Queens – Crain's

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*photo by Lizzie Munro for PUNCH

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