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.

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.

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.”

“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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