Everyone would love Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto at their birthday party. This remarkable balloon artist has already made a name for himself but now he's back with even more incredibly intricate animal and insect sculptures.

"I started making these seven years ago, I was really inspired by wildlife pictures and wanted to see if I could create realistic animals of my own," Matsumoto told Metro. His pieces take the self-taught artist a minimum of two hours to complete and more complex project last up to six.

All of his work becomes even more stunning when you realize that Matsumoto doesn't use markers, stickers or any other supplementary material. Ever. His multi-colored animal kingdom is made purely out of blowing and twisting balloons.

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Phoenix

Phoenix

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Jill Earley 2 years ago

Fawkes! It's you! :)

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#2

House Fly

House Fly

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Nancy E 2 years ago

This would be so difficult to do. Double WOW !

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#3

Chameleon

Chameleon

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

WOW! The details in this one!!! :O

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#4

Octopus

Octopus

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SuperTango 2 years ago

Looks like Davy Jones...

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#5

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

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Daria B 2 years ago

Pokémon.

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Snake

Snake

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Xavera Lucia 2 years ago

Kinda triggering trypophobia this one 🙈

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#7

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

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Emily Black 2 years ago

This one is really cute!

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#8

Frog

Frog

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Emily Black 2 years ago

I love how simple this one is! So sleek and stylish, like a real frog.

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#9

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

what child wants that balloon LOL

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#10

Siamang

Siamang

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

He brought harambe back. Sorry, I had to

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#11

Cockatiel

Cockatiel

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Angel 2 years ago

That eye almost looks real - sooo cool!

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#12

Bee

Bee

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Lucybaby 2 years ago

The detail is incredible

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#13

Ostrich

Ostrich

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Angel 2 years ago

I wonder how hard it was to make it stand up without being held...?

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Skunk

Skunk

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Emily 2 years ago

Anyone who remembers to create a skunk is a winner in my books! - I'm biased, I have had pet skunks for 7 years! 189711_101...5371c5.jpg 189711_10150128006292556_5107601_n-592ef4b5371c5.jpg

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#15

Bat

Bat

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Emily Black 2 years ago

Wow! I love all the tiny details here! Especially the spine.

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Spider

Spider

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Nancy E 2 years ago

What can you say , other , than this is a balloon artist.

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#17

Snow Monkey

Snow Monkey

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Lucybaby 2 years ago

That's just the neatest thing I ever saw lol

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#18

Beetle Larva

Beetle Larva

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Summer 2 years ago

WITCHITY GRUB

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#19

Beaver

Beaver

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Maria Beilschmidt 2 years ago

On behalf of Canadians everywhere, I accept this depiction of our noble friend with gratitude.

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#20

Rockhopper Penguin

Rockhopper Penguin

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Hope Ford 2 years ago

So simple. So amazing.

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#21

Griffon

Griffon

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Emily Black 2 years ago

I love how they do the wings! Theyre so elegant, and detailed.

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#22

Rooster

Rooster

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frank0ys 2 years ago

...What a magnificent cock!

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#23

Snail

Snail

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Marcel Mn 2 years ago

He's got infected by a Green-banded broodsac ! Creepy !

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#24

Cicada

Cicada

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PigMaster 2 years ago

Is this one also loud?

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#25

Centipede

Centipede

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Mousse 2 years ago

Kaneki Ken...end of story

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#26

Pellucid Hawk Moth

Pellucid Hawk Moth

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Angel 2 years ago

I love the colors of this one

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Crab

Crab

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Ana T. 2 years ago

money ,money,money,money

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#28

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

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Lori-Ann Tonte Bauer 2 years ago

Kingfishers are supposed to be plumpy.

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#29

Rabbit

Rabbit

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Maria Beilschmidt 2 years ago

The way he does the eyes just blows me away.

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#30

Parrot

Parrot

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Steven Witcher 5 months ago

I can figure out how to do most of Matsumoto's work (even if I can't execute it nearly as beautifully), but these wings right hear are so gorgeously done and I can't begin to fathom the weave he used...

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Proboscis Monkey

Proboscis Monkey

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#32

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

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Heather Gray 2 years ago

Beautiful!

#33

Trilobite

Trilobite

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Katri Pfuhl 2 years ago

Love this!

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#34

Bush Cricket

Bush Cricket

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#35

Japanese White-Eye

Japanese White-Eye

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Angel 2 years ago

Also looks a little bit like a Yoshi lol

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Frilled Lizard

Frilled Lizard

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Emily Black 2 years ago

Wow! So many tiny balllons! I love the detail in the frill!

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#37

Squid

Squid

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Pani Nimia 2 years ago

Real squid! Wonderful!

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Cat

Cat

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Ash 2 years ago

This is actually the first time I've seen a balloon cat that actually looks like a cat. It's adorable!

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#39

Lizard

Lizard

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Turkey

Turkey

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3ke 2 years ago

That turkey looks so amazing. Had a pet turkey as a kid, he was a mean bastard.

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Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish

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Anne Madag 2 years ago

another props for eyes? or it's a balloon too.

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#42

Cobra

Cobra

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Reign Boyce 2 years ago

:D

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#43

Owl

Owl

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Dawg_TheDog 2 years ago

Rowlet!

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#44

Chubby Dragon

Chubby Dragon

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Maria Beilschmidt 2 years ago

I love that this "chubby dragon"

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#45

Capybara

Capybara

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Nancy E 2 years ago

I follow capybara pictures online. Interesting animal.

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#46

Camel Cricket

Camel Cricket

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Jessica Boyle 8 months ago

Ohhh fuck no! I hate these things lol. Anything but this. Gave me goosebumps immediately lol. Whyyyy lol.

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Cassowary

Cassowary

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Nautilus

Nautilus

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#49

Chameleon

Chameleon

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Taco Cat 2 years ago

What the he'll happened here

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#50

Ray

Ray

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3ke 2 years ago

I love sting rays!! <3