Japanese Illustrator Imagines A World Where Humans Live Among Giant Animals (30 Pics)

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This mysterious Japanese artist, who goes by the pseudonym of Ariduka55 on social media channels, creates otherwordly illustrations that breathe life into a completely new fantasy world where giant animals live and evolve alongside humans. These illustrations are inspired by our ordinary world with the exception that the little animals - cats, dogs, rabbits, owls, raccoons - are close in size to a three-storey building.

It seems the artist likes to indulge himself with illustrations that depict soft and cuddly animals - pandas, rabbits, dogs and the like - although, it's pretty evident that the cats are the apples of the artist's eye. The atmosphere in the pictures is almost always etherial and peaceful, complete with story-telling elements in their compositions. Many of the illustrations are marked with soft sunshine filtering through various objects, including leaves and windows.

Fun fact, the Japanese even have a word for sunlight streaming through the leaves of the trees - komorebi (木漏れ日). It's a term for a light curtain and the shadow it creates on the ground, a term that eloquently describes this everyday beauty.

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Yet another tribute to the sound sleep on the clouds of fur. How did this girl get a fox inside the school?

Trivia time: foxes are one of the most revered animals in the Japanese tradition and folklore. Kitsune (狐 or きつね) is a Japanese word for 'fox'. They are often the subjects in stories that depict them as intelligent beings with supernatural powers. According to Yōkai folklore, kitsune has the ability to shapeshift into a human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.

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