Museum of Fantastic Specimens
July 6, 2006 9:18 PM   Subscribe

The Museum of Fantastic Specimens is an online (virtual) museum of taxidermy specimens of imaginary creatures, all created by hand by Japanese artist Hajime Emoto. The museum itself can be difficult to navigate, as all the links are in Japanese, so the link in this post goes to an unrelated overview page in English.
posted by jonson (12 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
posted by tumult at 10:02 PM on July 6, 2006

That's really cool.
posted by onalark at 10:04 PM on July 6, 2006

what is it with the japanese and penis monsters?
posted by puke & cry at 10:07 PM on July 6, 2006 [1 favorite]

This is terrific stuff! I'm quite fond of this little fella.

(Also, that Pink Tentacle blog is pretty interesting itself.)
posted by LeeJay at 10:38 PM on July 6, 2006

See also: Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists
posted by freakscout at 11:57 PM on July 6, 2006

Headcrab! (and here's me with no crowbar)
posted by NinjaTadpole at 5:01 AM on July 7, 2006

OK, I'm not keen on the sea at the best of times, but this has seriously given me the fear.
I'd shake the artist's hand, but I suspect something would reach out of his sleeve and bite.

Outstanding, as so often jonson, thanks.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 5:14 AM on July 7, 2006

So cool!
posted by The Bellman at 6:03 AM on July 7, 2006

Good god this is cool! What posesses someone to do stuff like this? The "Avaritia" ... thing ... is one of the coolest, creepiest things I've seen in a while.
posted by lodurr at 7:58 AM on July 7, 2006

Really excellent.

I followed freakscout's link and found this link to taxidermied toys which I'm sure has been posted before, but which deserves another heads up nonetheless.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:58 AM on July 7, 2006

arcticwoman - yeah, the roguetaxidermists site is awesome, as is this one (an old post of mine, but still pretty cool) on the same topic.
posted by jonson at 9:23 AM on July 7, 2006

Can't they make any nice critters? Why do they all have to be so spookily?
posted by tkchrist at 12:03 PM on July 7, 2006

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