Japanese Artist Has Been Creating Miniature Dioramas Every Day For Seven Years (45 New Pics)
Published in Aug 2021 / Updated in Sep 2021
Have you ever imagined how things would turn out if we suddenly turned into much smaller versions of ourselves? Small bugs would be scary monsters, and things like walking short distances would turn into huge and risky undertakings.
This world already exists in many people’s minds, but there is a Japanese artist who has created art pieces showing what it would actually look like in real life. Tatsuya Tanaka has been making miniature dioramas that show what it would be like if small people living in a large world.
The artist was born in 1981 and started creating the “Miniature Calendar” in 2011.
The pieces are both creative and fun, and the talented artist uses all kinds of materials, including food, technological devices, and office supplies, to bring brilliant ideas to life. Tanaka also likes to feature anime characters like Dragon Ball and Studio Ghibli.
Like many others who have seen Tanaka’s art pieces, you probably wonder what the artist seeks to achieve using these creations.
Tanaka is using the dioramas to uplift people. He also sees this as a unique and interesting way to show scenic locations.
1. In Case You Were Wondering, That’s How They’re Made
Tanaka wrote about his unique art pieces. He explained that each of us must have had these kinds of thoughts in the past.
For instance, you might have imagined that broccoli and parsley looked like forests and that leaves floating on the water looked like little boats. He has discussed these issues on his website, where he explains the change in viewpoint they can help bring:
“Everyday occurences seen from a miniature perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts.”
2. A Wallet With A Lot More Uses
3. How Tiny Humans Would Do Laundry
Tanaka wished to explore this new way of thinking and make it into art. That inspired him to start putting together the ‘Miniature Calendar.’
He chose to do this using photos, which he mainly used to create dioramas that consisted of people around necessities. Like a calendar, Tanaka has been updating the photos on his website daily, which explains the name.
4. A Busy Day In The Fields
5. Protection From A New And Unexpected Threat
The ‘Miniature Calendar’ is an art form that allows Tanaka to use unusual things to turn everyday stuff into their miniature versions. That is why he updates the art pieces daily.
6. Tough Terrain
7. Balls Of Bread
He has also had an exhibition ‘miniature life exhibition: Tatsuya Tanaka’s world of resemblance.’ The exhibition has been held locally and internationally, and as of July 2021, the exhibition has had more than 1.5 million visitors.
His art has also gone mainstream, as he has designed a title sequence for Hiyokko, a 2017 serial television drama. Tanaka also created an art sequence for Nihonbashi Takashimaya, a department store.
On Instagram, he has about 3 million followers. He has created several artworks, including ‘Miniature Life,’ ‘Miniature Trip in Japan,’ ‘Miniature Trip in Japan.’