Imagine what would happen if the world around you suddenly shrank. What kind of life would it be like? It would be necessary to rebuild our homes from other things. Bugs would be a far more serious threat and travel would take longer.
Tatsuya Tanaka in Japan creates miniature dioramas that show tiny people living in big worlds. Tatsuya creates fun and creative scenarios with all types of materials, including food, office supplies, and technology. The artist often portrays iconic characters from anime such as Studio Ghibli or Dragon Ball. These dioramas are intended to lift spirits and showcase beautiful and unique locations in an original and creative way.
Tatsuya Tanaka wrote on his website that: “Everyone has had thoughts like this before. Broccoli and parsley can sometimes look like a forest, and leafy tree leaves floating on top of the water might sometimes look like little ships. It’s possible to have fun with everyday events by looking at them from a tiny perspective.
“I wanted to take this way of thinking and express it through photographs, so I started to put together a ‘Miniature Calendar.’ These photographs primarily depict diorama-style figures surrounded by daily necessities. Just like a standard daily calendar, the photos are updated daily on my website and SNS page, earning it the name of ‘Miniature Calendar.'”
Here’s more information about the artist, including his past work: “Miniature artist. Born in Kumamoto Prefecture, 1981.He started a “Miniature Calendar” in 2011. This is a type of art where he uses alternative items to create everyday objects in miniature. He has been uploading new content every day to his website.
“His exhibition, ‘miniature life exhibition: Tatsuya Tanaka’s world of resemblance,’ which is being held both domestically and internationally, has had a total of over 1,500,000 visitors (as of July 2021). As part of his main job, he designed the title sequence for the 2017 NHK serial TV drama, Hiyokko, and the movie used for the opening of the Nihonbashi Takashimaya s.C. Department store. He currently has over 2,900,000 followers on Instagram (as of July 2021). Some of his works include ‘Miniature life,’ ‘Miniature Life 2,’ Small Wonders,’ and ‘Miniature Trip in Japan.'”