Artist Recreates Tokyo Using Only Colored Paper

Artist Recreates Tokyo Using Only Colored Paper
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Paper artist, Yumiko Matsui created miniature versions of the city of Tokyo using nothing more than colored paper and water-based glue.

Kyana Gordon
  • 30 may 2012

New York based, Osaka born artist, Yumiko Matsui had vivid memories of returning to her hometown from a trip to discover miniature paper houses made with love by her aunt. Using nostalgia as inspiration, she folded pieces of colored paper to recreate detailed scenes of daily life in Tokyo’s Asakusa district. The miniature version contains streets lined with advertising, high rises, teahouses, shops, a marketplace, and even Shibuya girls.

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