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Tokyo Exhibit Features Lifelike Cardboard Sculptures of Animals
14:56 JST, March 8, 2023
An exhibition of works by sculptor Genta Honnoh, who uses cardboard to create striking statues of animals, is being held at Ecoru Togoshi, a facility in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, that promotes environmental studies.
Honnoh glues together sheets of cardboard, carves out shapes and colors them with acrylic paint. Many of his works depict animals.
A key feature of Honnoh’s work is that he employs used cardboard, and the exhibition is being held to teach children about environmental protection.
Twenty-five sculptures of various sizes are on display, depicting animals such as a cheetah, Hokkaido squirrel and chimpanzee. Each one is accompanied by a placard with a description of the animal’s habitat and daily routines.
Children at the exhibition were excited to see the 2-meter-long depiction of a powerful snow leopard.
“My children reacted as if they saw the real thing,” said Mai Koga, 35, a Kawasaki resident who visited the exhibition with her two children. “It’s unbelievable that these are made of cardboard.”
The exhibition runs through March 26.
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