Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Spring has come' Miniature Calendar (Fri 21st March 2014).
Responding to a comment on Instagram when a follower wrote “I want to see the Miniature Calendar every day”, the art director Tatsuya Tanaka decided to do just that. Five years, and about 2,000 dioramas later, Tanaka continues to upload a new scene to his ‘Miniature Calendar’ every day. What started as a means photographing his collection of figurines quickly developed once he began drawing visual similarities between forms of different scales.
By furnishing these scenes with familiar objects, florets of broccoli become trees, paint palettes become swimming pools, and piles of electrical adapters become buildings. Often playful, Tanaka’s dioramas have become increasingly elaborate since he began, sometimes incorporating graphic elements as part of their micro fictions.

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Method’ Miniature Calendar (Wed 25th May 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Diner' Miniature Calendar (Sat 10th January 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Diner’ Miniature Calendar (Sat 10th January 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Runner' Miniature Calendar (Sat 10th October 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Runner’ Miniature Calendar (Sat 10th October 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Baggage claim' Miniature Calendar (Thu 4th December 2014).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Baggage claim’ Miniature Calendar (Thu 4th December 2014).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Big bath' Miniature Calendar (Wed 10th February 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Big bath’ Miniature Calendar (Wed 10th February 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Horseback archery' Miniature Calendar (Fri 13th May 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Horseback archery’ Miniature Calendar (Fri 13th May 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Heliport' Miniature Calendar (Fri 12th February 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Heliport’ Miniature Calendar (Fri 12th February 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Pair skating' Miniature Calendar (Sun 9th August 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Pair skating’ Miniature Calendar (Sun 9th August 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Stairs' Miniature Calendar (Sun 24th July 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Stairs’ Miniature Calendar (Sun 24th July 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Serach' Miniature Calendar (Sun 19th July 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Serach’ Miniature Calendar (Sun 19th July 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Class room' Miniature Calendar (Tue 17th May 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Class room’ Miniature Calendar (Tue 17th May 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Fish pond' Miniature Calendar (Thu 14th January 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Fish pond’ Miniature Calendar (Thu 14th January 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Coffin' Miniature Calendar (Fri 15th July 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Coffin’ Miniature Calendar (Fri 15th July 2016).

Tatsuya Tanaka, 'Rice planting' Miniature Calendar (Mon 13th July 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka, ‘Rice planting’ Miniature Calendar (Mon 13th July 2015).

Tatsuya Tanaka was born in Kumamoto (1981). He lives and works in Kagoshima.
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