May 3, 2007

Paper Toy "Karakuri" Models by Keisuke Saka

in Toys

Karakuri Models by Keisuke Saka
Karakuri is a Japanese word meaning a "mechanical device to tease, trick, or take a person by surprise", and Japanese paper artist Keisuke Saka makes these colorful paper models that animate a simple series of motions to capture a scene.  Like a mother bird feeding its babies, or an inventor hoping to fly, or a robot coming to life.  Each Saka model comes as a kit that you assemble at home.  Visit Saka's website to see the animated models in action.

Keisuke Saka Karukuri Paper Models  |  $10 at

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