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Takanori Aiba’s Terrific Worlds


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Born in 1953 in Yokohama, Japan, Takanori Aiba attended Tokyo Zokei University and studied Japanese traditional textiles and dyed clothing. He started his career as a freelance maze illustrator since 1978. In September of 2010, he held a solo exhibition, “Adventures of the Eyes” at Kakiden Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Together with civil engineer, Murakami who makes Aiba’s models, the two masters weave castles and enchantment into tiny, intricate and delicate worlds with such skill that will leave anybody in awe.

Images via Takanori Aiba.

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