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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Daria B
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4 years ago

Mono-tone.

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

... and in summation.

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Juana
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4 years ago

I'll be vacationing in my own private notebook this year. Very exclusive.

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Jasmine Chen
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4 years ago

Don't peek!

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Sophie G
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4 years ago

smell ya later!

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Jörg Zingler
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4 years ago

Be careful, there are Aliens in those eggs ;)

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Daria B
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4 years ago

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

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Jasmine Chen
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4 years ago

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forest of cauliflower

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Marie
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4 years ago

This one is so nice! Good work on light

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Green line
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4 years ago

colourful and superb!!!!

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Jasmine Chen
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4 years ago

How?

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Spinaap
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4 years ago

No ideas

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#13

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Pearlkp
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4 years ago

This is the best! Perfect scale. Love it.

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Michelle Lynn
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4 years ago

Well, well, well.

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Marie
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4 years ago

Haha hello Neo!

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Daria B
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4 years ago

Digital music.

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Steffen Beth
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4 years ago

The Sphinx?

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Blia Jurewitsch
Community Member
4 years ago

Rough turf..

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#21

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Night market!

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#22

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DuheVon Hill
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4 years ago

Web slinging action

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#23

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Lydia Taylor
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4 years ago

e-books

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

When I'm hungry I eat my house

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Mona Symone Goyens
Community Member
4 years ago

Ouch.

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Jamal W
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahaha

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Grace Barclay
Community Member
4 years ago

Would so do this ride...

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Roselle Angeli Cabaron - Pintor
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4 years ago

Bamboos!

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Rebecca Grzeskowiak
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4 years ago

ORGANic pasta!

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#30

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Kelly Pj
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4 years ago

Breaking out of the barcode

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Daria B
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4 years ago

Santa and Rudy stick together.

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Jasmine Chen
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4 years ago

Eat your way out!

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#33

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Jasmine Chen
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4 years ago

Mommy is behind you...

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Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

One day son you can lift this weight like me ...

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rosellellesor
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Love the dog! perfect wave.

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Donna Reynolds
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4 years ago

The wall of information.

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Davi Maran Junior
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4 years ago

The 3rd: Broken teeth realness LMAO

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Dana Mora
Community Member
4 years ago

nice

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Jane Wee
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4 years ago

抜刀斎!

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Daria B
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4 years ago

They are determined to set the record.

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Dracule Mihawk
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4 years ago

Cool little restaurant.

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Nicolette Colon
Community Member
4 years ago

What an awesome perspective.

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Helen Vnuk
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it

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Simin Lai
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4 years ago

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

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Jonna Baldres
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4 years ago

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

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DuheVon Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

The giving tree

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Donna Reynolds
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4 years ago

Corn palace

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Donna Reynolds
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4 years ago

Orange you glad to meet me?

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Blia Jurewitsch
Community Member
4 years ago

Smokehouse.

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Nancy Arnold
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4 years ago

The got the right angle for this picture...

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Jocelyn Jensen
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4 years ago

Orange you glad he made this one?

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Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

Lettuce ride the waves !

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rosellellesor
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4 years ago

Punchlets

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Igor Kramer
Community Member
4 years ago

Chuck Norris?

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Lydia Taylor
Community Member
4 years ago

this one is guda

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rosellellesor
Community Member
4 years ago

It's Shaun the Sheep!

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Šu Ma
Community Member
4 years ago

seriously, stop playing with your food :D

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Fire Bird
Community Member
4 years ago

He's on the hot seat

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Mirriam Banda
Community Member
4 years ago

i'm craving ice cream now

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Whee!!!

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Carly Noelle
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4 years ago

See, THIS is cauliflower.

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May Hor
Community Member
4 years ago

Google maps

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Varsha Chrislin
Community Member
4 years ago

Great!

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Fahira Ramadhani
Community Member
4 years ago

it was really cool......

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