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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 these miniature worlds every day since 2011, and we first featured his works of art a couple of years ago, but since then he gave life to hundreds more of creative ideas, 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 miniature people 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 truly unexpected miniature dioramas. Vote for your favorite below, and then check out more of his unique artworks on Instagram where he has almost 600k followers.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My friends love Pocky and introduced the treat to me. It's surprisingly good for chocolate on a stick. I hear music every time I eat some

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Little did the lone cameraman know, he was being watched. How else would this photo occur?

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