Japanese Artist is Taking Paper-Cutting Art into a Whole New Level

the traditional art of Japanese paper-cutting also known as kirie

A Japanese artist has been making extremely intricate paper cutouts that can easily be mistaken for something straight out of a machine.

From tiny cobwebs to ornate window toppers, the level of detail in artist @kagemeenokirie’s work is just mind-blowing.

The craft is called kirie, Japan’s traditional art of paper-cutting, which the artist shares with over 2,000 followers on Twitter.

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Kirie developed sometime after 610 A.D. when Doncho, a Buddhist monk from Korea, brought China’s Tesuki Washi paper to Japan.

By 800 A.D., the country developed its own Sekishu Washi, marking the beginning of a commercial industry that evolved to become the heritage it is known today.

However, @kagemeenokirie is using kirie paper for her work, or ordinary black-colored paper, according to SoraNews24.

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This means her creations are not cut from some special material, but insane skills!

This one is made from origami paper.

With her talent, it’s not surprising that @kagemeenokirie just wrapped her exhibit in Osaka, where attendees can only be impressed.

Netizens commented on her cutouts:

“Great! I look at these on my commute to work everyday.”

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“These are just awesome. I really respect you.”

“Thank you for all your hard work. They are really beautiful.”

Images via Twitter / @kagemeenokirie

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