The Miniature Calendar of Tatsuya Tanaka
August 13, 2015 6:53 AM   Subscribe

Since April 20, 2011, Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka has created tiny dioramas with common household objects as landscape for tiny people. One every day.

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You can buy his photobook here or on Japanese Amazon.
posted by numaner (17 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are so lovely that my heart is bursting to full.
posted by Kitteh at 6:59 AM on August 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


I love tiny things! And these particular ones are gorgeous.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:24 PM on October 23, 2014


Still true! And these are gorgeous too.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:59 AM on August 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


I love this.

Followed them on Instagram and now also found this little gem, which is a guy who charmingly creates pictures of him on a broomstick.

Which following also led me to an artist focusing on rose petals in this account and another with water in this one.
posted by like_neon at 7:09 AM on August 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


see also: slinkachu
posted by Ennis Tennyone at 7:26 AM on August 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


What size figures are they using?
HO Train scale?
Can anyone make any good guesses as to how to reproduce these amazing photos? They are just boss.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 7:35 AM on August 13, 2015


According to this, his figures mostly come from a German company called Preiser. Someone who knows German could confirm, but the front page suggests that they're H0/1:87 scale.
posted by J.K. Seazer at 7:46 AM on August 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


like_neon, Halno, aka broomstick guy, has basically been "traveling the world flying on a broomstick". He did a whole cultural promotional thing with The Netherlands too! It was the first time I've ever heard of any Japan-Netherlands relations.
posted by numaner at 8:04 AM on August 13, 2015


Ennis, thank you! I knew I'd seen this before but I couldn't remember where!
posted by numaner at 8:05 AM on August 13, 2015


i love halno!
posted by rebent at 8:06 AM on August 13, 2015


A few random ones I've really liked - the first especially, which made me squeal a little bit.

Neon sign
Bingoooooal!
Carving
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:38 AM on August 13, 2015


So awesome!

I basically live in the 1990s technology-wise. Can I order prints off of the Instagram somehow? Very happy to pay, but don't want the whole book. (Although I suppose I could buy it and cut out my favorites, I just shudder to think about cutting up a book)
posted by chocotaco at 9:08 AM on August 13, 2015


Amazing.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:14 AM on August 13, 2015


Chocotaco, I would see if you can download from his site instead of Instagram since those are cropped and lower quality. Save the files and send them off to a printing company, but I suppose you should also donate to him or something :-P
posted by numaner at 10:28 AM on August 13, 2015


Thank you so much, J.K.!
Of course, now I want to order several hundred of those little figures, because they are wonderful.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 10:47 AM on August 13, 2015


These are great; I've been following the site for a while as well. My most recent favorite.
posted by p3t3 at 6:44 AM on August 14, 2015


It was the first time I've ever heard of any Japan-Netherlands relations.

Actually, we go way back!
posted by misozaki at 3:52 PM on August 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh my goodness. These are wonderful and make me feel happy when I look at them. Thank you!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:18 AM on August 31, 2015


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