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Leave it to the Japanese to make autumn into an art form

When I see fallen leaves, I typically want to crunch them under my feet or rake them up into a pile and jump! These were fun activities of my childhood, but now that I see what the Japanese do with their leaves, I feel like an inartistic philistine.

RocketNews24 has published a glorious array of leaf art that Instagram users in Japan have submitted. From leafy heart shapes to pop culture characters like Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and Winnie the Pooh, these photos leave everyone intrigued.

As you’ll see below, leaf art is quite varied. Some users combine leaves and paper and pen, others carve illustrations out of leaves and even create a leaf-bouquet!

You’ll also find leaves in swirly trails and delicately places into facial expressions. These photos branch out to every possible leaf art form.

.❤️ #Heart#ハート#落ち葉#落ち葉アート #足元くら部 #winter#olympus#tg870

A photo posted by Norika (@___nrkgw412) on

昨日すごくいい天気だった☀️☀️☀️ #昨日の4限#デザイン基礎#落ち葉アート#🍁

A photo posted by Saki Kitazumi (@sakiiii_97) on

中学の思いで❤ #落ち葉 #落ち葉アート #落葉 #いちょう #銀杏 #ハート #学校 #校舎#体育館 #プレマシー #ハリアー#秋#冬#青春#淡い思い出 #leaves #yellowleaf #yellow #leaf#school #juniorhighschool #leavesart #fall #autumn#hart

A photo posted by Kanayama Toshiyuki (@toshikanayama) on

グレースリッポン3人組! #落ち葉アート#ハート#3人組

A photo posted by ゆうり (@yuuri3003hsj) on

🍂落ち葉アート🍂 💠すごい量の銀杏の葉が落ちてたからスマイル作ってみた︎︎☺︎ 💠写メ撮って微調整しようとしたら突風吹いて強制終了⤵︎ #やってみたかったやつ

A photo posted by @iiiii__55555 on

#落ち葉#落ち葉アート#hallokitty #いちょう #もみじ##ツバキ

A photo posted by Ryoko (@ryokko128) on

#落ち葉#落ち葉アート #落ち葉🍂 #いちょう#ぴかちゅう

A photo posted by Ryoko (@ryokko128) on

教え子からのリクエスト。落ち葉アートでくまのプーさん。冬休みはすぐそこ。あとひと踏ん張りファイトです。#落ち葉アート #プーさん #くまのプーさん #pooh #winniethepooh #disney #fallenleaves #landart

A photo posted by Hirotaka Hamasaki (@hamacream) on

🎗紅孔雀🎗 《東京都》 カエデとイチョウと龍の髭の実 #Loves_Nippon #Lovers_Nippon_2016秋 #japan_of_insta#こんな秋があったのか #japan_daytime_view #IGersJP #はなまっぷ紅葉2016#nature #bestjapanpics #team_jp_ #photooftheday #紅葉 #ハウチワカエデ #秋 #落ち葉アート作品 #peacock #もみじ #孔雀 #maple #楓 #instagramjapan #けしからん風景 #wp_紅葉2016 #落ち葉アート #🍁#かえで

A photo posted by Kazumasa Imaeda (@setsugetsufu_ka) on

Design?何なんでしょう?#銀杏#落ち葉アート #落ち葉#art

A photo posted by Shinichi Hoshikawa (@hossy617) on

落ち葉でバラ🌹作ってみたよー🙌🎶🎶 こーゆーの作るの楽しい😭✨✨✨ #落ち葉でバラ#落ち葉#落ち葉アート #バラ#手作り#製作

A photo posted by みち (@miccyoriiina) on

About the author

I’m a South Carolinian who ended up in Australia. I’m a leather-wearing vegetarian, and I like to read poetry written by people I know. @Nemiwai

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