Miniature Life Exhibition – The world of as seen by Tatsuya Tanaka

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Miniature Life Exhibition – The world of as seen by Tatsuya Tanaka, Okinawa Television Broadcasting Corporation (OTV) is sponsoring an ongoing interesting exhibition at Urasoe Art Museum.


Tatsuya Tanaka, a photographer specializing in miniature-size objects, is world-famous for his unique artwork that he is publishing on Instagram. He creates images of the world using a combination of miniature figures and daily necessities.

Thus were born images of a crowd of people made of croissants, trees on the savannah made of broccoli and a body of a bullet train (shinkansen) made of bread.

Tanaka has been creating his artworks and posting them on his Instagram pages called “Miniature Calendar” every single day since 2011.

Bread train

His high-quality and original artworks presenting his unique worldview has charmed and impressed a lot of people, as proven by his more than 1,900,000 followers of his Instagram pages.

Tanaka’s work was also selected for the title background of an NHK morning drama called “Hiyokko” that aired in 2017, and his areas of activity are expanding.

At the Miniature Life Exhibition in the Urasoe Art Museum, about 120 of his creations are currently on exhibit, both as framed photograps and real works that were used for the photos. Visitors are allowed to take photos of the artworks at the exhibition.

Floating in the sky.

The exhibition will run through March 3rd (Sun). It’s open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., except from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays. The museum is closed on Mondays. The last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

Admission is ¥1,000 for general public and ¥700 for elementary, junior high and high school students, and children of preschool age and younger are free.

The Urasoe Art Museum is located at 1-9-2 Nakama, Urasoe City.

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