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.

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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Superluminal1 2 years ago

Taking notes.

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Roberto Torretta 2 years ago

Simply .......deleted !

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

looks fresh!

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

Don't peek!

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Sophie G 2 years ago

smell ya later!

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Jörg Zingler 2 years ago

Be careful, there are Aliens in those eggs ;)

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Daria B 2 years ago

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

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Judie Bodner 2 years ago

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

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Marie 2 years ago

This one is so nice! Good work on light

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Green line 2 years ago

colourful and superb!!!!

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Superluminal1 2 years ago

A kernel of an idea.

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Bobbi Newell 2 years ago

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

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Nicolette Colon 2 years ago

One of my favorites!

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Marie 2 years ago

Haha hello Neo!

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Daria B 2 years ago

These must be the sound the athlethes make at each jump.

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Daria B 2 years ago

Digital music.

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Steffen Beth 2 years ago

The Sphinx?

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Daria B 2 years ago

I hope to see more hardware board miniatures. I always immagined them as little big cities.

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Blia Jurewitsch 2 years ago

Rough turf..

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Lira Mai 2 years ago

love asian street food.

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Dracule Mihawk 2 years ago

My favorite.

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Lydia Taylor 2 years ago

e-books

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

When I'm hungry I eat my house

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Mona Symone Goyens 2 years ago

Ouch.

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Lydia Taylor 2 years ago

sumo syrup?

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Grace Barclay 2 years ago

Would so do this ride...

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Rebecca Grzeskowiak 2 years ago

ORGANic pasta!

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Kelly Pj 2 years ago

Breaking out of the barcode

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Daria B 2 years ago

Santa and Rudy stick together.

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Varsha Chrislin 2 years ago

Sushi Train!

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

Mommy is behind you...

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Donna Reynolds 2 years ago

Dad, if I lifted that, I'd be screwed!

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rosellellesor 2 years ago

Their butts must've been burned so bad. :D

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Carly Noelle 2 years ago

Attempting to do research

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Davi Maran Junior 2 years ago

The 3rd: Broken teeth realness LMAO

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DuheVon Hill 2 years ago

Workout mix

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Jane Wee 2 years ago

抜刀斎!

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Daria B 2 years ago

They are determined to set the record.

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Dracule Mihawk 2 years ago

Cool little restaurant.

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Varsha Chrislin 2 years ago

Awesome Idea!

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Helen Vnuk 2 years ago

This is a very interesting and funny way to get kids to eat their vegetables.

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rosellellesor 2 years ago

PianOreo

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Simin Lai 2 years ago

Well, I guess reading is a staple for these people.

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Jonna Baldres 2 years ago

He used some of the same miniatures in #46. :)

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DuheVon Hill 2 years ago

The giving tree

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Brian Hermann 2 years ago

Corn silo

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Donna Reynolds 2 years ago

Orange you glad to meet me?

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Blia Jurewitsch 2 years ago

Smokehouse.

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Nancy Arnold 2 years ago

The got the right angle for this picture...

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Jocelyn Jensen 2 years ago

Orange you glad he made this one?

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Nancy Arnold 2 years ago

Lettuce ride the waves !

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Carly Noelle 2 years ago

This looks like it would make a really cool book cover.

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Igor Kramer 2 years ago

Chuck Norris?

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Lydia Taylor 2 years ago

this one is guda

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rosellellesor 2 years ago

It's Shaun the Sheep!

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Donna Reynolds 2 years ago

The land that broccoli forgot

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

you sure you want to poop there?

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Mirriam Banda 2 years ago

i'm craving ice cream now

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

Whee!!!

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Carly Noelle 2 years ago

See, THIS is cauliflower.

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May Hor 2 years ago

Google maps

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Varsha Chrislin 2 years ago

Great!

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M KC 2 years ago

Coffee with milk(y) way

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M KC 2 years ago

Staplechase?

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Donna Reynolds 2 years ago

Lego my Eggo

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Kelly Pj 2 years ago

Mining the potato chips. Haha

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Sasha Zang 2 years ago

Kinda counterproductive

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Epupepu 2 years ago

Is that sauna?

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