Imagine if we suddenly shrank and the world around us became huge for us. How would we live? We would have to rebuild our homes from different things, bugs would be a much scarier threat, and traveling would take much longer.

That's what this Japanese artist, Tatsuya Tanaka, creates: miniature dioramas showing tiny people living in a big world. Tatsuya makes creative and fun scenarios using all kinds of materials, from food to office supplies to technology. The artist also often portrays famous characters from anime like Dragon Ball or Studio Ghibli. The goal of these dioramas is to raise the spirits of people and show pretty and beautiful locations in a unique and original way.

Tatsuya has been featured on Bored Panda before. If you want to see his previous articles click here, here, and here.

More info: Instagram | miniature-calendar.com | Facebook

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R Carson
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2 months ago

So THAT'S how they do it.

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Tatsuya Tanaka writes on his website: "Everyone must have had thoughts like these before: Broccoli and parsley may sometimes look like a forest of trees, and tree leaves floating on the surface of the water may sometimes look like little boats. Everyday occurrences seen from a miniature perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts."

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Young Minami Kotaro
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2 months ago

Oh my... Those details..

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just another bookish gay
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2 months ago

yay! old cameras!

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"I wanted to take this way of thinking and express it through photographs, so I started to put together a 'Miniature Calendar.' These photographs primarily depict diorama-style figures surrounded by daily necessities. Just like a standard daily calendar, the photos are updated daily on my website and SNS page, earning it the name of 'Miniature Calendar.'"

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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2 months ago

I love this clever idea

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Justin G
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2 months ago (edited)

These should be in a museum

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Here is some more information about the artist and his previous work: "Miniature and resemblance artist. Born in Kumamoto prefecture in 1981. In 2011, he began creating a 'Miniature Calendar,' a form of art that sees him use alternative items to recreate everyday things in miniature form. Since then, he has been updating and uploading content to present online on a daily basis."

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boredpanDaman
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2 months ago

incredible imagination!

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Andrew Gibb
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2 months ago

Prince Andrew in disguise- bottom right

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"His exhibition, 'miniature life exhibition: Tatsuya Tanaka’s world of resemblance,' which is being held both domestically and internationally, has had a total of over 1,500,000 visitors (as of July 2021). As part of his main job, he designed the title sequence for the 2017 NHK serial TV drama, Hiyokko, and the movie used for the opening of the Nihonbashi Takashimaya s.C. Department store. He currently has over 2,900,000 followers on Instagram (as of July 2021). Some of his works include 'Miniature life,' 'Miniature Life 2,' Small Wonders,' and 'Miniature Trip in Japan.'"

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Why?
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2 months ago

They went right pasta him.

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Jennifer Gould
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2 months ago

It does look like a corn maze though! lol

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Andrew Gibb
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2 months ago

cloudy with a chance of nigari

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Must be 2ply.

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

These are incredible! So magical to look at and very witty! I absolutely love them.

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Why?
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2 months ago

The 2nd and 3rd waves are coming!

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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2 months ago

Cashew cushions

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Andrew Gibb
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2 months ago

I hope that they are clipped in

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lammaperson
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2 months ago

looks like a pretty hard hike

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Andrew Gibb
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2 months ago

Donald Trump confused that the pie-chart is in fact not a pie

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Annie
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2 months ago

Wow! A new use for lighters! Love it!

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V 2000
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2 months ago

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

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Annie
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2 months ago

Tending to the strength and dreams of tomorrow

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Andrew Gibb
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2 months ago

the diver is about to make a spectacle of herself

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

This artist is just wonderful!

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Mars Lander
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2 months ago

love this one!

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Annie
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2 months ago

Keep the sheep happy with a lush pasture!

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Airis Malfoy
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2 months ago

beautiful...

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Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
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2 months ago

I always wondered what to do with the rest of the staples!

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Annie
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2 months ago (edited)

Turning a household chore into a message of love. Sweet!

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Olivia
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2 months ago

aww I love shiba inus

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Young Minami Kotaro
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2 months ago

I love the details I love the imagination I love the effort..!

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Annie
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2 months ago (edited)

Very clever! This certainly changed my view of a safety pin!

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Otter
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2 months ago

Plastic recorders are SO much more fabulous when they aren't being played!

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Annie
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2 months ago

Totally awesome idea!

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Annie
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2 months ago

Yoda's Halloween costume! "Trick or Treat"

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Annie
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2 months ago

Good to know my ear buds are versatile!

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Denny Cwiek
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2 months ago

Super Suds!

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cassiushumanmother
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2 months ago

Glittery hanami!

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Annie
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2 months ago

Excellent! Reminds me of some of the bridges where I live

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Andrew Gibb
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2 months ago

hurry up and chews

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Watch for a tsunami.

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Olivia
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2 months ago

RUN BILLY RUNNNN

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WalmartKermit
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2 months ago

Irony at its finest

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R Carson
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2 months ago

crystal mining.

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Chloe *Leah* Pheonix
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2 months ago

I think someone should design a hairstyle place like this. Exept the mirrors will actually be mirrors

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cassiushumanmother
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2 months ago

Are they doing curling? Because i need some tiny humans to clean my screen so if it is i may put a stone on my screen while sleeping and see if they came to clean it while playing.

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Andrew Gibb
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2 months ago

where a hole in one means brain freeze

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