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Dotonbori Street in Osaka

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Sep 19, 2008 • References: web.mac and neatorama
There are artful paper dioramas, and then there’s artist Yumiko Matsui’s outstanding diorama of Dotonbori Street in Osaka, her hometown.

Every detail of Dotonbori Street is faithfully reproduced in this Osaka diorama, right down to the types of people who frequent the area. She even creates unique menus and food for each restaurant.

Matsui’s body of paper crafts includes dioramas of Tokyo as well as Osaka. She has also created a number of tiny characters from both cities. Her Osaka diorama was inspired by homesickness after moving away from her family.