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Tiny Art of the Day: Tatsuya Tanaka Has Made Insanely Charming Minature Dioramas Every Day for Four Years






It just doesn't get any cuter or more imaginative than this.

Every day for the past four years, photographer and delightfully creative person, Tatsuya Tanaka has found something in every day life to inspire a tiny scene.

He collects them all on his website Miniature Calendar tracking the days with picture after picture of a charming tableau.

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    Look at these.

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    I mean, just look at these.

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    They are beyond precious.

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    They are just so inspirationally creative

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    And always have a sense of whimsy about them.

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    Tatsuya Tanaka admits that everyone has thoughts like his.

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    "Everyone must have had similar thoughts at least once.
    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," he says on his website. 

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    He delights in finding a new way of seeing things.

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    "Everyday occurrences seen from a pygmy’s perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts."

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    He tries to get his inspiration from regular things in our lives.

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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 necessaries."

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    And has really captured something so special.

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

    We don't think that will be a problem. 

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    What's more is his dedication to actually doing these things every single day.

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    It's so neat to see how far the project has come.

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    This was the first picture he posted, April 20, 2011. 

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    By the first year, he had found his style

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    By the second year, he knew exactly what he was doing

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    So he just kept doing it!

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    He's also posts these beautiful wonders on his Instagram account.

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    And doing it.

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    Here's to another four years!

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