Miniature Life Exhibition: Oita

Amusing, thought-provoking works from Tatsuya Tanaka

Apr 16th
Jul 11th
Venue: Oita City Art Museum When: Apr 16th - Jul 11th 2021, 10:00am - 6:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Oita City Museum of Art looks at works from Kumamoto-born Tatsuya Tanaka, a photographer who focuses on miniatures. His creations are humorous and thought-provoking, and he often uses everyday items in unique ways - for instance, broccoli and parsley are used to simulate trees. The miniature scenes that Tanaka photographs have gained him quite the following - in fact, his Instagram account (@tanaka_tatsuya) has almost 3 million followers.

The special exhibition will showcase around 120 of Tanaka's works, including pieces from the new "Stay Safe" series. Best of all, the works are all able to be freely photographed by the exhibition attendees.

Admission for this leg of the event has yet to be determined - it should be announced on the official museum website closer to the date.

Getting there

The Oita Art Museum is located around 5 minutes by taxi (or 20 minutes on foot) from the JR Oita Station, served by the Nippō Main Line, the Kyūdai Main Line, and the Hōhi Main Line. Buses are also available from the station to the museum -- head out of the South Exit, and take the Oita Kyan Bus for 9 minutes. There is a dedicated stop for the museum.

For those who plan to drive, the venue is around 10 minutes from the Oita Interchange on the Oita Expressway. Free on-site parking is available for up to 130 vehicles.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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