From Recycled Japanese Train Tickets to Fine Art

Japanese Train Ticket Art

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In Osaka, Japan, Takashimaya department store employees have taken over 320,000 recycled train tickets and recreated four iconic works of fine art.


The works, which include renditions of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (2.3 x 1.6 meters) and the Birth of Venus, as well as Renoir’s Dance at the Moulin de la Galette, consist of “pixels” formed by overlapping the black and white tickets in intricate patterns. About 300 employees sacrificed their breaks and free time for 3 months to complete the masterpieces.

Now that’s dedication.

I can imagine asking U.S. employees to do the same: “What’s the Moner Leesa?”

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