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Shin Tanaka Paper Toys

Updated on December 18, 2017

Shin Tanaka Paper Toys

Shin Tanaka is a graffiti artist who was looking for a canvas for his street art. When he could not find one, he made his own out of paper. His creations combine two elements: Origami and Street Culture.

As one who appreciates the art of the doll, the paper doll designs by this artist are truly noteworthy.

Scion Presents: The Paper Shapers - Shin Tanaka and other Fine Paper Artists On YouTube

Shin Tanaka

The art of Shin Tanaka inspires creativity. Street artists enjoy interaction with the elements.

Mr. Tanaka's toys are designed to engage his audience. As an educational tool, Tanaka's paper robot patterns are available on his web site where you can download a design to build your own robot.

Tanaka encourages people to use his patterns, create robots of their own, and share them with the world on his web site.

"His passion for paper began with the familiar disposition of having no money as a student. He couldn't afford his favorite sneakers so he made life-size paper versions of them. This caught the attention of many people, most notably the shoe companies he was imitating. Since then, he has collaborated with big brands such as Nike and Adidas, and should no longer have a problem procuring his favorite shoe."

Scion Papers and Shin Tanaka

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit this page. The purpose of this page is to provide information about the work of the artist and his paper toys. As one who appreciates doll art, Shin Tanaka's design work has brought paper dolls into the twenty-first century with a creative edge. His art welcomes interaction between the artist and his audience, taking street art main stream.

Shout Out For Shin Tanaka!

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    • kathysart profile image


      6 years ago

      Well wow I had no idea. I LIKE It! Paper toys rock and so does Shin Tanaka.

    • floppypoppygift1 profile image


      7 years ago

      What an amazing artist! Thanks for sharing! Cheers~cb

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This art if very cute! What a talented guy!

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      7 years ago

      Absolutely remarkable lens.. thanks for sharing it with us..


    • jim-s lm profile image

      jim-s lm 

      7 years ago

      I found Shin Tanaka´s work in the WE ARE PAPER TOYS book which I found fascinating and I made my first design with the help of another great book, URBAN PAPER. Making paper toys is a great fun, thanks for the information you have collected about this great toy maker.

    • Ram Ramakrishnan profile image

      Ram Ramakrishnan 

      7 years ago

      There are many things that go into creating an object of art;

      Relevant ingredients and corresponding implements apart.

      Devotion, dedication, perseverance of the artist for the work,

      Self belief and an imagination that, at will, can go berserk.

      Shin Tanaka! Shin Tanaka!

    • rewards4life info profile image

      rewards4life info 

      8 years ago

      What a fascinating lens! I love how they've "updated" this traditional form of art. I'm leaving a well deserved blessing!

    • christinsword profile image


      8 years ago

      The maker of these is very talented. Nice work!

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      8 years ago

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    • Wonder-V profile image


      9 years ago

      What an amazing new age twist on such a traditional and ancient art! These are amazing! Congrats and thank you for sharing yourself with us!

    • debbieann19 profile image


      9 years ago

      These are fantastic, they look so lifelike its hard to believe they're paper :-)

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      Jhangora LM 

      9 years ago

      The paper dolls look really artistic. Thanx a lot for the beautiful lens.

    • patinkc profile image


      9 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks for introducing me to this artists. What fun!!


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