Fun Link Friday: Urban Miniature Models of Japan

For those who have visited Japan, miniature models are nothing new. From our favorite plastic ramen bowls to recreations of historical buildings in museums, gazing on tiny versions of the world instill in us a sense of wonder.

Earlier this month, Colossal highlighted the work of Christopher Robin Nordstrom, who has been taking the miniature world of Japan to a whole new level. Focusing on the everyday, he’s recreating the spirit of everyday life in Tokyo, with small-scale models of police booths, hair salons, shop fronts, and other sites that remind us of both the charm and the grime of Tokyo’s urban landscape.

Read all about these projects at the original article or jump right to Nordstrom’s instagram to see not only finished products but his work in progress as it comes to life!

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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