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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Tatsuya Tanaka

Finalist in Art

About Tatsuya Tanaka

Japanese artist, author and photographer Tatsuya Tanaka shows us the beauty in little things. By combining common objects with an immense library of tiny plastic figurines, Tatsuya uplifts and stuns his audiences with everyday, relatable scenes depicted from a small perspective. From a tiny Roman Colosseum scene in a tart shell to a transporting beach tableau using a prosciutto sandwich and egg “sun,” Tatsuya’s charming creations regularly amass hundreds of thousands of likes from his 1.5M+ fanbase. In all, the artist’s 2000+ creations, made every day since 2011, is the foundation of his ongoing miniature calendar, now available for sale on his website.

Tatsuya Tanaka's best work on social