After years of building traditional model railroad dioramas, Japanese artist Akihiro Morohoshi put a twist on his usual work by embedding the miniature scenes in everyday objects. In his playful works of art, tiny and quaint worlds sit atop and inside discarded Pringle chips cans, matchboxes, guitars, and candy vending machines.
Morohoshi’s studio, O.MORO Design, is famous among modelers in Japan for the incredible amount of detail found in each diorama. With extreme precision and care, the artist meticulously constructs his miniature models so they look as convincing as possible. With incredibly realistic texture, color, and form, the tiny houses, trees, and trains come to life in these delightfully imaginative scenes.
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