Art: Miyu Kojima Creates Miniature Replicas of Lonely Deaths

Today I discovered the work of Miyu Kojima, a Japanese artist who makes beautifully detailed miniature dioramas of rooms in which people have died lonely deaths, a phenomenon called kodokushi.

The inspiration for her work has its origins in a cleaning company for which she worked:

The company was advertising its services at the trade show by displaying photos of the rooms they’d cleaned. “But the photos are gruesome to look at,” Kojima said. “I felt they lacked respect for the deceased and for their family to be exposed like that.” So she bought some glue, polystyrene board, knives and other craft materials, and got to work. - Chris Michael and Keiko Tanaka in The Guardian.

Some of her images are now in a book.

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