A special exhibition taking place at the Fukui City Art Museum 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.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 1100 yen.
The Fukui City Art Museum is located around 20 minutes on foot from Rokujō Station, served by the Hokuriku Main Line. Alternatively, numerous buses from the JR Fukui Station head in the direction of the museum.
For those who opt to drive, the venue is around 10 minutes from the Fukui IC on the Hokuriku Expressway. There is a parking lot attached to Geba Central Park which offers free parking for up to 250 vehicles.
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