The Quirky Wooden Automata of Kazuaki Harada (3 pics)




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With the push of a button or the crank of a handle, these whimsical wooden automata by Japanese woodworker Kazuaki Harada spring to life, with figures that bounce and dance across a miniature stage like puppets. Harada is a prolific designer of mechanical designs fashioned from wood both large and small, from tiny single-crank pieces to giant labyrinthine playscapes in galleries and museums. The delight in many of his automata is derived from their simplicity, but lately he’s explored increasingly elaborate devices like a dot matrix printer and longer sequences akin to a Rube Goldberg machine .

Harada shares his latest work on Instagram and you can watch nearly a decade of his completed pieces on his YouTube channel . (via Spoon & Tamago )

The Quirky Wooden Automata of Kazuaki Harada

The Quirky Wooden Automata of Kazuaki Harada




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