Tatsuya Tanaka Makes Charming Miniature Scenes Using Household Objects

Tatsuya Tanaka is a Japanese miniature and mitate artist who uses household objects to create charming miniature scenes. These scenes depict everyday life, pop culture moments, and all sorts of other intriguing happenings.

Tanaka, who has 3.8 million followers on his Instagram page, creates these miniature scenes as part of his project “Miniature Calendar.” Starting in 2011, the artist challenged himself to make one piece every day and share it on the internet. His goal was to show how a common object can become something else from a different perspective.

“Broccoli and parsley may sometimes look like a forest of trees, and tree leaves floating on the surface of water may sometimes look like little boats. Everyday occurrences seen from a miniature perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts,” Tanaka shared on his official website.

Tanaka shares his daily miniature scenes on his website, where users can browse like a real calendar, and on social media. Additionally, the artist also takes his works on the road, displaying them in galleries as part of the exhibition “MINIATURE LIFE: Tatsuya Tanaka’s World of Miniatures,” which attracted 1.8 million visitors by June 2022.

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