We've always wanted to build origami shapes, but it looked too hard to learn. Turns out we were wrong, we found these awesome origami tutorials that would allow any beginner to start building origami shapes.
Itō Jakuchū, an eccentric Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period when Japan had closed its doors to the outside world. Many of his paintings concern traditionally Japanese subjects, particularly chickens and other birds.
Takanori Aiba is a Japanese artist who specializes in intricate Bonsai Tree-houses. Aiba uses craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials to construct sprawling miniature tree-house communities that wrap around bonsai trees.