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.