A Japanese designer makes moving paper ornaments that intertwine like mechanical gears

Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura makes moving ornaments completely out of paper, imitating movements seen in mechanical gears.

The self-taught designer has videos that are instructional, showing viewers how they can make their own similar designs. He first creates the designs on the computer before printing, cutting, and glueing them together carefully.

For those not wanting to design their own ornaments, he also sells instructions for the designs on his website.

As well as creating these magnificent ornaments, Nakamura also makes cute origami-like paper puppets called Karakuri, which come to life when touched. They’re truly amazing and need to be seen to be believed.

Produced by David Ibekwe. Special Thanks to Haruki Nakamura.

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