Four years of blood, sweat and tears – yet not a drop to tarnish this incredible miniature city – an unprecedented work of origami art complete with moving parts, from motorized paper trains to real working electric lights.
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And the architecture is not the whole story: sidewalks, streets, paths and doorways interconnect everything just as they would in a real-life city – cranes and construction equipment dot the landscape, implying a never-ending work in progress.
What is perhaps most amazing is how the entire work of art hangs together and yet conveys the sense of construction over time. Again, just like a real town or development, it looks as if it was built up over the years by various planners, architects and craftspeople – rather than one single, solitary, skilled and dedicated individual.