Miniature sculptures by Tanaka Tatsuya

When children let their imagination run wild, even their food can become a plaything. Tanaka Tatsuya, an artist in Japan, never lost that wild imagination – he has created a playful tiny miniature sculptures diorama every day for the past 4 years out of food and other everyday items and put them into an online calendar.

“Everyone must have had similar thoughts at least once,” writes Tatsuya of his “Miniature Calendar” project. “Broccoli and parsley might sometimes look like a forest, or the tree leaves floating on the surface of the water might sometimes look like little boats.“

When children let their imagination run wild, even their food can become a plaything. Tanaka Tatsuya never lost that wild imagination with miniature sculptures.

When children let their imagination run wild, even their food can become a plaything. Tanaka Tatsuya never lost that wild imagination with miniature sculptures.

When children let their imagination run wild, even their food can become a plaything. Tanaka Tatsuya never lost that wild imagination with miniature sculptures.

When children let their imagination run wild, even their food can become a plaything. Tanaka Tatsuya never lost that wild imagination with miniature sculptures.


Everyday occurrences seen from a pygmy’s perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts.
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 necessaries.
Just like a standard daily calendar, the photos are updated daily on my website and SNS page, earning it the name of “MINIATURE CALENDAR”

It would be great if you could use it to add a little enjoyment to your everyday life.

Since 2011, Tatsuya Tanaka has been engaged in his ‘miniature calendar‘ — a project which has seen the art director create a pocket-sized scene of everyday life, on a daily basis. What initially started as a means of photographing his collection of diorama dolls amongst familiar settings constructed to scale, has now unfolded into a long-term venture… one that he’s not likely to stop anytime soon.

 

The artist says the idea came from a comment on instagram, in which a follower wrote, ‘I want to see the miniature calendar everyday‘. so, while I answered by posting something daily, the thought of the project was too good for me to quit.

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