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Artist Yumiko Matsui Recreates the City of Tokyo Entirely From Paper!

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 29, 2012 @ 11:06 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | 1 Comment

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A self-taught paper artist, Yumiko Matsui [1] has created detailed scenes of daily life in Tokyo’s Asakusa [2] district. Her tiny detailed works aims to preserve the atmosphere of the old Tokyo she remembers from her childhood. A small store selling food on the street, soaring buildings emblazoned with advertising, and teahouses have all been represented using humble paper [3].

A row of houses and shops on Denpo-in Street [4] is both beautiful and nostalgic. But Matsui’s first piece was based on Osaka because she really missed her parents and felt she could feel closer to them by recreating her hometown. The artist has also crafted a detailed collection of ‘Shibuya girls [5]‘ that add a human touch to her poetic, humble environments.

+ Yumiko Matsui [1]

Photos by © Gustavo Rocha

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[1] Yumiko Matsui: http://web.mac.com/incolingo/iWeb/amayadori/tokyo.html

[2] Asakusa: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asakusa

[3] paper: http://inhabitat.com/artist-taku-satohs-3d-japanese-alphabet-is-made-out-of-layered-paper/

[4] Denpo-in Street: http://www.hello.jp/2010/11/21/denpoin-street-in-asakusa/

[5] Shibuya girls: http://tokyofashion.com/tag/shibuya-girls/

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