If It Wasn’t For The Giant Fingers You’d Swear This Was Real. So Cool.
The art of miniaturizing figures and landscapes has been around for a very, very, long time. The first dioramas date back to ancient Japan, sometime around the sixth century. What was once a simple practice of growing miniature trees known as "bonsai" has evolved and transformed into something much more elaborate today, with many artists and hobbyists creating entire universes in tiny packages and putting them on display.
Satoshi Araki is one of them. He is a Japanese hobbyist who creates dioramas at a scale of 1/32 or 1/35. Despite the size of his work, it is incredibly detailed and impressive. He uses every day objects that you might mistake for being real if you were to see them in a photograph - motorcycles, tanks, and cargo ships to name a few.
All of what you see here comes directly from Araki's imagination, but the result of his work is incredibly authentic. Even more impressive is that he manages to do this at night, after working a full-time job during the day! Thanks for being so committed to your art, Satoshi! We are loving what you come up with - The mini Vespas are my favorite!
Source: Satoshi Araki