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Japanese towel art is super-cute and slightly bizarre

Isamu Sasagawa towel art

Cotton towels take on a new life with these modern sculptures

Creative inspiration can come from the strangest of places and this project is certainly one of the strangest - and not least, cutest - design projects we've have the pleasure of coming across.

Created by Japanese towel artist Isamu Sasagawa, he produces an array of cute and cuddly characters using a variety of coloured cotton towels. These temporary sculptures include pop culture characters such as Studio Ghibli's Totoro as well as a variety of animals, shapes, faces and cartoons.

Feeling inspired? Well, you'll be pleased to know that by day, Sasagawa is the author of books on the subject (opens in new tab), with his Oshibori Art iOS app (opens in new tab) offering step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own towel sculpture.

Isamu Sasagawa towel art

Isamu Sasagawa towel art

Isamu Sasagawa towel art

Isamu Sasagawa towel art

Isamu Sasagawa towel art

[via Fast Company (opens in new tab)]

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