You may look at an empty candy box or ramen package and think of it as nothing more than trash - not Japanese artist Harukiru, though. The talented creator is able to repurpose packaging from used products and create true works of art!

If this type of art sounds familiar to you, you may have heard of “kirigami” (not to be confused with “origami”), which dates back to the seventh century. Rather than manipulating a single sheet of paper by folding, kirigami also involves cutting, which opens up a lot more creative possibilities.

Check out some of Harukiru’s newest creations below. If you’d like to see more, check out our previous posts about the artist: here, here, and here.

More info: twitter.com | Instagram | youtube.com

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A Japanese Artist Gives Food Packages A Second Life By Turning Them Into Works Of Art (20 New Pics)

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Hello
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1 month ago

These are all super cool

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A Japanese Artist Gives Food Packages A Second Life By Turning Them Into Works Of Art (20 New Pics)

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Marion Friedl
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1 month ago

OMG this is cute, the bird outside its cage, with toys to play with, eventually the artist has birds herself??? Er I think it´s a woman. Please tell me if I´m wrong. But such art is usually rather made by a woman than by a man.

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A Japanese Artist Gives Food Packages A Second Life By Turning Them Into Works Of Art (20 New Pics)

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Vasha
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1 month ago

mad skills!

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A Japanese Artist Gives Food Packages A Second Life By Turning Them Into Works Of Art (20 New Pics)

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Hello
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1 month ago

This must've taken FOREVER

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A Japanese Artist Gives Food Packages A Second Life By Turning Them Into Works Of Art (20 New Pics)

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1 month ago

That's awesome

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A Japanese Artist Gives Food Packages A Second Life By Turning Them Into Works Of Art (20 New Pics)

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Silver
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1 month ago

oooooh, what an enchanting display! ;>

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A Japanese Artist Gives Food Packages A Second Life By Turning Them Into Works Of Art (20 New Pics)

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Marion Friedl
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1 month ago

Great idea, but the artist must´ve eaten a lot of such curries or whatever the food was.

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Marion Friedl
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1 month ago

Now this is creative, here´s what to do with packages if you can´t recycle them.

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No Thank You Please
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1 month ago

Super cool. Howl's moving castle vibes from this one.

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Laner
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1 month ago

I NEED THIS WHALE

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Mason
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1 month ago

Getting Zenitsu vibes

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Sally Lawrence
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1 month ago

These are better than transformers and Legos!

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Silver
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1 month ago

wow, using the barcode as the piano keys is such a clever usage of patternation! all of these are just so beautiful and clever!

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Fallon Martin
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1 month ago

THE LITTLE CHIKY OM FRIGGIN GOD

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K- THULU
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1 month ago

Mmmm....Pocky...love those things... But now I want about 5 boxes ...

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Fallon Martin
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1 month ago

I love da little chiky

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Livingroom Panda
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1 month ago

That is adorable!

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Livingroom Panda
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1 month ago

The face at the top is just the best!

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Lacie Ketelhut
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1 month ago

Woah !!

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Mason
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1 month ago

Now THATS a GUNdam

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