Do you like nature and animals? This is a question we made so many times in our articles that we risk to get bored. But this time I would like to ask you if you like insects too. If you are disgusted by them – I can’t blame you – but I’m sure you are going to love these ones instead. Who’s making all of this love possible is Noriyuki Saitoh, the Japanese artist who creates natural size insects made of bamboo.
These artworks are really stunning sculptures, incredibly impressive and, at the same time, fragile.
Their look is so real that people who see them might think they are alive. Don’t you believe me? Judge by yourself having a look at the bamboo insects collection Noriyuki Saitoh shared on social media.
This artist, like many Japanese people used us, is very meticulous and the details of his artworks are astounding. Who knows how much patience he has? But don’t waste our time and go straight to the point, admiring these 10 mesmerizing images selected from the artist photo gallery.
1. Megarhyssa praecellens
2. Common skimmer
3. Oriental longheaded locust
4. Megaloprepus caerulatus
5. Large brown cicada
6. Camel cricket/female
7. Polistes jakahamae (wasp)
8. Tenodera sinensis and Aporia crataegi (typical large mantis of Japan)
9. Leafcutter ants
10. Sinictinogomphus clavatus (Uchiwa-yamma in Japanese)
What do you feel when you see these insects reproductions? If I didn’t know they are made of bamboo, I would think they are real.