A special exhibition taking place at the Saga Prefectural 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 miniature 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 to the event is priced at 1250 yen.
The Saga Prefectural Art Museum is located a 15 minute bus ride from the JR Saga Station, served by the Nagasaki Main Line.
Alternatively, if you opt to drive to the museum, take the Saga Yamato Interchange from the Nagasaki Expressway. The museum is around a 25 minute drive from the expressway exit. There are two free parking lots on the museum grounds which accommodate just over 100 vehicles.
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