Do you believe in the tiny people? You know, the ones who live secretly in walls and occasionally “borrow” stuff from us big people. The ones who seem to take things without letting us know and the ones who repair the ripped fabric of our pockets overnight.

Photographer Tatsuya Tanaka uses miniature photography to bring the tiny people to life. Using a variety of everyday objects such as rice or cotton wool and a mixture of mini humanoid models, Tanaka is able to capture imaginary ‘life’ scenes if tiny people we’re to really exist.

A photography exhibition showcasing more than 100 pieces of Tanaka’s work is scheduled to take place in Daimaru Umeda from September 16th - October 5th. Additionally 50 real miniature life exhibits will be displayed at the event. Don’t forget to bring your magnifying glass.

Welcome to the world of miniatures, where rice becomes clouds in the sky, lipsticks become skyscrapers and makizushi become trains. By combining these everyday objects and foods with miniature dolls, Tanaka is able to give us a glimpse into the mysterious, cute world of tiny people.

This exhibition is the second edition of the ‘MINIATURE LIFE exhibition’, which gained a lot of attention both nationally and internationally when it was held at the Daimaru Umeda store in 2017.

MINIATURE LIFE exhibition 2

Date: September 16th - October 5th
Time: 10am - 7:30pm (final day open until 5:30pm)
Venue: Daimaru Umeda, 15th floor Daimaru Museum

Admission fees: General – 800 yen
Middle and high school students – 600 yen
Elementary school students – 400 yen

Buy your own diorama and mini dolls at the event shop and create your own miniature worlds at home!

By - Connie Sceaphierde.