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Delightful Miniature Dioramas Created New Every Day by Tanaka Tatsuya

For the past four years, artist Tanaka Tatsuya has used everyday objects and miniatures to create dioramas. Fruits, vegetables, electronics, coat hangers, straws, and much more are featured in the delightful compositions that depict action-packed scenes using tiny figures. Since it's a daily activity, he's titled the project Miniature Calendar and includes the date on each image.

Through his myriad of photos, we see that Tatsuya has used different objects in creative and ingenious ways. Small things that we'd normally overlook suddenly become monumental in the lives of these characters. A roll of toilet paper is a steep waterfall and a straw doubles as a streetlight. Creamy peanut butter also forges an off-roading adventure for one unfortunate vehicle.

If you'd like to follow along with Tatsuya's adventures, it's easy. He uploads the daily images to social media sites like Instagram and Facebook.

Miniature Calendar website, Instagram, and Facebook page
via [Neatorama and Spoon and Tamago]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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