A Japanese artist has been designing and creating animal puppets that have a beautifully animated surprise. Haruki Nakamura does this by combining the Japanese crafts of origami (paper folding) and kirigami (paper cutting).
His creations have been inspired from the Japanese tradition of Karakuri, which means trick or mechanism. Karakuri were made in 17th century Japan and were actually mechanical automata pieces. Like in traditional karakuri, each figure’s movements are prompted by human touch and it is almost as if they have come alive. By a combination of all this, Nakamura’s animals showcase amazing acrobatics, disguises and coming out of shells. Watch more of his work below: