The World of Harukiru

Many of our readers may recall Harukiru (@02ESyRaez4VhR2l), a popular Japanese papercraft artist with over 370,000 followers on Twitter. Harukiru's astonishing creations fashioned entirely out of food cartons and packaging are so detailed and clever in their design that we have had reason to share them on grape Japan more than once. For example, his Pringles mascot figure which turned into an entire "boy band" based off different flavor packages, his knight fashioned out of a box of Chivas Regal, or his superhero made out of a box of Garigarikun popsicles are some of his creations which come to mind.

"A Dreamworld Made out of Snack Boxes - An Exhibition"

Fortunately for those who are visiting Tokyo in late October to early November, you'll have a chance to see Harukiru's astonishing creations up close and in person at a solo exhibition entitled "A Dreamworld Made out of Snack Boxes - An Exhibition" (「お菓子の箱でつくる夢の世界展」)at the Ikebukuro PARCO department store.

Sample of Exhibited Works

Here are some of the 30 works you'll be able to see at the exhibition:

Exhibition Details

  • Name: 「お菓子の箱でつくる夢の世界展」
  • Name (Eng. translation): "A Dreamworld Made out of Snack Boxes - An Exhibition"
  • When: October 26th to November 11th, 2019
  • Where: Ikebukuro PARCO, Main Bldg. 7th Floor Museum
  • Hours: 10:00 to 21:00, 18:00 on final day (last admission 30 min. to closing)
  • Admission: H.S. and up: 800 JPY, E.S. and Junior H.S.: 500 JPY, Preschool: free
  • Goods: Tote bags (2 designs), original clear folders (2 designs), post cards and Harukiru's papercraft how-to book
  • Address: 東京都豊島区南池袋1-28-2 | 1-28-2 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo
  • Access: 1 min. walk from JR Ikebukuro Sta. East Exit

Meet the Artist

Harukiru will come to the exhibition between 13:00 and 18:00 on Oct. 26th, 27th, November 1st through 4th and 9th through 11th. Visitors who purchase his book or 2,000 JPY worth of goods will receive an autograph from the artist.

By - Ben K.