Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

Zen And The Art Of Raking Leaves Will Give You New Gardening Goals.

Fall is known to be the season of beautiful leaves as they transform into various colors. Unfortunately, fall is also the season that all those beautiful leaves fall off trees. Many people love seeing piles of colorful fallen leaves on the ground but others always end up sweeping the leaves away and ultimately throwing them into the trash. But not in Japan.

A new trend, "ochiba art" also known as "fallen leaf art" has arose in Japan. Instead of throwing the leaves away, people are using them as tools to create art! It's a great way to bring life and art to plain sidewalks. Check out some of the contemporary leaf art pieces below.

A picture perfect closeup of Winnie the Pooh's happy face.

The fall leaves are the perfect colors for this pooh bear!

An intricate design of a butterfly made out of staggered fall leaves and small blueberries.

I'm sure there's a butterfly out there somewhere that has this same color way and pattern.

Various designs using the many different colored leaves to its advantage.

The gradient looks like the fall version of a rainbow.

A tree branch outline of Totoro in the blank space of the leaves.

This is genius and so cute!

A drawing of Totoro colored in with yellow fall leaves.

Leaf art isn't just for outside environments, it can be on paper too.

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