Spirit of Resilience
The Big Little World of Tanaka Tatsuya
Aired: February 11, 2021 (UTC)
A lifelong fascination with miniature figures and comical images of food led an artist in Kagoshima Prefecture to an unusual pursuit. Tanaka Tatsuya creates unique, playful dioramas using food and everyday objects that have earned him millions of fans around the world. Each scene is carefully crafted based on meticulous notes. His recent work includes pieces inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. And with the world around him changing, he’s weighing new options for his creative future.
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