Gravity-Defying Coin Stacking by Japanese Man With Incredibly Steady Hands

Mixing creativity and architectural ingenuity with steady hands, Japanese Twitter user Tanu creates incredible structures from stacks of coins. We first stumbled upon his coin stacking hobby a couple years ago and he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down, as he frequently posts photos and videos of his creations on Twitter.

Taking increasing risks with his work, Tanu's creations have become even more gravity-defying than before. Using coins of different sizes, he builds up a solid foundation and then often incorporates coins turned on their edge to suspend sections in the air. Recently, he's even pushed the boundaries by making a small stack on the tip of a spoon.

At times, Tanu will also incorporate other elements into his pieces, such as marbles or toothpicks, making the stack of coins even more precarious. Even when the sculptures seem like they could tumble over at any moment, it's a testament to his talent that he's able to capture the photograph. Let's take a look at some of his newest work and see just how far he can push his coin stacking.

Tanu is a master at stacking coins into elaborate, architectural structures.

He's constantly pushing his work, even experimenting with a coin stack on the tip of a spoon.

Sometimes Tanu incorporates other elements into his stack, like toothpicks or marbles.

Take a look at Tanu in action in this video.

Tanu: Twitter | YouTube
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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