A Japanese Artist Turns Pebbles Into Tiny Animals

    A Japanese Artist Turns Pebbles Into Tiny Animals

    A Japanese Artist Turns Pebbles Into Tiny Animals
    Tania
    9:04 AM EDT, March 26, 2022, updated: 4:13 PM EDT, March 26, 2022

    Akie Nakata is a Japanese artist who turned riverside pebbles into life. She collects stones at banks of rivers in the city of Saitama. Nakata’s pieces are palm-sized featuring detailed images of lifelike animals. Her university training wasn’t strictly in art – it was in art education. Today she dedicates herself to her craft full-time, and creates lifelike creatures with piercing eyes.

    #1 Cat With a Penetrating Gaze

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #2 A Bull With Recreated Paintings From the Lascaux Cave

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #3 A Penguin Tending His Egg

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #4 A Resting Dog

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #5 Sheep

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #6 A Deer

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #7 A Colorful Chameleon

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #8 Mops and a Bird

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #9 Gorilla

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #10 Guinea Pig

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #11 Rooster in a Fighting Mood

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #12 A Parakeet

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #13 Cheetah

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #14 Fox

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #15 Owl

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #16 Peruvian Penguin

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #17 Hare

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #18 Cat Resting on a Rock

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    #19 Lovebirds

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    Instagram/akie_2525

    Which stone did you like best?

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