Source: Great Big Story This 77-Year-Old Japanese Man Is The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel 2017-12-08 Fri 2018-04-18 Wed The Great Big Story, which has given us fascinating looks at stories in Japan such as the hypnotizing speed of the world's fastest mochi makers and the beautiful Japanese sweets crafted by a family over six generations, is now turning their attention to an unusual, but beautiful art form. It's practiced by 77-year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi, who creates superbly detailed pieces of beautiful art using the spreadsheets of Microsoft Excel. Horiuchi wanted to get involved with art once he retired, but became a bit apprehensive once he considered the costs of supplies such as paint and various types of brushes. He wanted to try creating art with what he already had, his PC, and turned to Microsoft Excel. In 2000, he started teaching himself and set out with the goal of having something worth showing people within 10 years. He's definitely done that, intricate spreadsheet masterpieces showing off gorgeous Japanese landscapes that almost seem like ukiyo-e prints from early Japan in some cases. Despite some derision from his friends and colleagues, it seems his passion for art has persevered. He's not quite sure that his pieces are good enough to buy, but feel free to contact him at his website for information on a possible purchase. For more similar stories, be sure to check out The Great Big Story. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel / Pasokonga Tags: Art / Computers / Cool / Great Big Story / Illustration / Japan / Microsoft Excel / PC / Tatsuo Horiuchi grape Japan Art This 77-Year-Old Japanese Man Is The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel Related Article Make Kawaii Traditional Japanese Desserts At Home With Super Easy Kits Retro Japanese Booze And Cigarette Advertisements Have A Timeless Charm Japanese Cafe Charms Customers With Adorable Latte Art Drinks You Wouldn’t Want To Mess With This Stray Cat While It’s Having A Meal Japan Releases Cafe Latte Flavored Water A Surreal “Glass Christmas” In The Outskirt Of Tokyo Is A Must Visit!