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Please join the Department of Phenomenal Papercraft as they…

Please join the Department of Phenomenal Papercraft as they welcome their newest member: Japanese artist Ayumi Shibata, who creates miniature paper cities inside glass vessels using traditional Japanese paper cutting techniques.

Her chosen materials reference the delicate relationship humans have with our environment and natural forces of our world, while also relating to the Japanese translation of “paper.” In Japanese, the word for “paper” is “Kami,” which can also mean “god,” “divinity,” or “spirit.” Kami are omnipresent in the Shinto religion, and reside in the sky, ground, trees, and rocks.

Head over to Colossal to learn more about the symbolism behind Shibata’s beautiful paper creations.

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[via Colossal]

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