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Inspiring Miniature Dioramas

Since 2011, Tatsuya Tanaka has been creating clever and playful miniature dioramas. Tanaka is an art director and miniature artist based in Japan. I’ve been following him on Instagram for a and he never seems to be running out of ideas for his miniature calendar. Tanaka has been collecting creative images and turning them into an everyday calendar. Most of them involve food, office supplies and everyday objects that I, myself wouldn’t even have thought of.  He utilizes them as set pieces or backdrops for miniature inhabitants.

4-upTanaka has a wild imagination and has the ability to recreate everyday objects into something new and unique for his miniature world. He has created over 1,000 of his miniature dioramas, but he does not have any plans to stop any time soon. His ambition to keep creating these miniatures is fascinating. He is a great inspiration to me as an artist because in order to be a successful artist, it requires one to always be imaginative and motivated. I usually get artist’s block and it is something that is hard to overcome. We all have our own way to cure it or regain inspiration. My way is too look at other artist’s work, appreciate it and get inspired by it. I decided to share Tanaka and his art because they’re fantastic and it is something can inspire all of us.

Check out the artist’s website here:


  1. acarranz wrote:

    Very cool indeed! It’s really cool how he can find inspiration from everyday objects. I’ll definitely follow him on social media.

    Friday, October 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm | Permalink
  2. wzhao6 wrote:

    I’m glad you brought up this artist. I have seen his work before but never knew who the artist was. So this is very informing. His imagination is wild indeed, I find his work to be refreshing.

    Monday, October 31, 2016 at 5:15 am | Permalink
  3. cmina2 wrote:

    This is so cool. It reminds me of a photography project that I had to do using miniature objects to show depth of field. It was really fun.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 9:38 am | Permalink