Mini Japanese Paper Cities by Yumiko Matsui

May 30, 2012

Dioramas of any kind really make us pay attention, and perhaps that is because it brings out the grade school in all of us. NYC-based Yumiko Matsui has made the grandest of dioramas, an entire Japanese city created in a mini-paper version. Not only does she create the busy advertising and bustling skylines, she even creates the illuminated night billboards. Matsui says of the paper works: "If you had ever been to any of the cities I have created in miniature, you might actually feel sentimental! If you have never been to these cities, I want to give you a preparatory experience!" (via)

Our favorite part? These were created with the simplest of materials: colored paper and glue. Perfect.