Bigger doesn't always mean better, as Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka proves with these tiny dioramas that he makes for his ongoing Miniature Calendar project.


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He's been creating them every day since 2011, and we first featured his work a couple of years ago, but since then he's created hundreds more scenarios, some of which you can find below. Using everything from slices of bread, earphones, banana skins, and Pringles tins, Tanaka gives life to these everyday objects by reinventing them as props for the little figurines he combines them with. Whether he's using a bottle cap to recreate a restaurant scene or turning green plastic straws into a bamboo forest, the artist knows how to turn even the most unremarkable household item into something truly unexpected. Vote for your favorite below, and then check out more of his work on Instagram where he has almost 600k followers.

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Daniel Vance 4 months ago

With you gone, nothing adds up at all now!

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Jasmine Chen 4 months ago

looks fresh!

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Jasmine Chen 4 months ago

Don't peek!

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Sophie G 4 months ago

smell ya later!

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Jörg Zingler 4 months ago

Be careful, there are Aliens in those eggs ;)

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Daria B 4 months ago

This one shows actually where our beloved potato snack comes from originally.

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Judie Bodner 4 months ago

Soon we will sit under a tree and I will read you poetry

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Marie 4 months ago

This one is so nice! Good work on light

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Green line 4 months ago

colourful and superb!!!!

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Superluminal1 4 months ago

A kernel of an idea.

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Bobbi Newell 4 months ago

See kids? Sometimes it's OK to play with your food! 8-D

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