On April 18, 1942, WWII ace James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle carried out the first American aerial assault against the Japanese mainland. He led the Doolittle Raid of sixteen B-25 bombers on a high-risk mission targeting the cities of Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagoya, and Osaka. | Credit: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Using craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials Takanori Aiba constructs sprawling miniature communities that wrap around bonsai trees, lighthouses, and amongst the cliffs of nearly vertical islands.
The Rock Island - A miniature sculpture with every detail carefully placed and meticulously decorated. Artist Takanori Aiba was born in 1953 in Yokohama, Japan. Since 2003, Takanori has put his mind towards three-dimensional art works which combine his knowledge and experience as both a maze illustrator and architect. His background becomes apparent when looking at these incredible miniature designs.