A lot of people have extra free time during the days of COVID-19, and one 78-year-old Japanese man is putting that to good use. Trained as a woodworker, he’s been making tiny but usable furniture for his daughter’s anime figurines.
According to SoraNews24, his mad skills came to public attention after his daughter shared images on Twitter:
— tako(火)(水)が休日 (@hula_takochan) July 30, 2020
As you can see from the photos, these are advanced handmade miniatures with pull-out drawers and foldable table legs.
Unsurprisingly, people from the internet are asking if they can buy their own anime figurine furniture from Hula_Takochan’s father. SoraNews24 translated some comments:
“If you start taking orders, definitely let me know!”
“Yes. Yes, Please sell them.”
“These are on a whole other level from regular toy furniture. You can totally tell they were made by a pro.”
Apparently Hula_Takochan and her father are thinking about doing just that. At 78, he might have found a new career as a furniture making pro for your favorite anime collectibles!
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.