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Artist Creates Miniature Art For Every Day Of The Year Using Everyday Objects

Japanese art director, designer and photographer Tatsuya Tanaka is the man behind the ‘Miniature Calender’.

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Since 2011 he has been crafting tiny scenes of everyday life using commonplace objects, and the results are uploaded daily to his website and Instagram account.

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Tanaka began his collection after a comment on Instagram sparked the idea. He intially constructed the scenes as an interesting way of photographing his diorama dolls, but someone was so impressed they left a message saying: “I want to see the miniature calendar everyday” and the concept was born.

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The artist has since created over 1000 individual scenes.

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He finds it interesting to liken a larger object to another on a smaller scale, and this is how his original idea has continued to develop over the last four years.

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He believes that everyday objects become more fun when imagined in a different way.

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Tanaka’s choice of subject matter is universal. He wants his work to be easily understood by people of all ages and nationalities.

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And he sometimes includes pop cultural icons.

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Tanaka often comes up with his designs during his everyday routine. He stores potential ideas on his iPhone, as well as notes on the materials needed to make them happen.

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He says the most challenging aspect of this project is finding the time to make a piece every single day of the year and the constant need to come up with new ideas on a daily basis.

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But the project is such a joy he has no intention of stopping any time soon.

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Take a look at more of his amazing creations below.

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Sophie Lloydhttps://culturepoppress.wordpress.com/
I’m a freelance journalist and general arty person. I love anything creative and I have a degree in Fine Art as well as a Master’s in Arts Journalism. I’m passionate about fashion, feminism and bacon, and have a morbid streak that can only be satisfied with pizza and horror films. Follow me on Twitter for more of my random ramblings.

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