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Artist Creates Stunning Bonsai Trees With Tiny Origami Cranes

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Artist Naoki Onogawa’s Instagram currently has around 1,400 followers, but her audience will surely grow as more and more people discover the incredible works of art she makes. Onogawa takes tiny squares of paper and folds them into traditional Japanese cranes. Her origami cranes are so tiny and so expertly folded that it’s hard to believe that every single one is made by hand!

Bored Panda translates Onogawa as saying on her blog, “Since ancient times, Japanese people have been mindful of natural phenomenon. While confronting our fears of the natural world, we worship and co-exist in harmony with nature. As one symbol of nature, trees possess a life force which lies in all natural things. I’ve tried to endow my artworks with this energy. Through looking at my works, I hope you can feel this life force too.”

While scrolling through her work, you can see the endless attention to detail and the focus and patience she must have to fold thousands of tiny cranes with the help tweezers. Her use of color and the beautiful shape of the “trees” make it seem as though these bonsai actually grew from the soil.

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