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A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean

Posted in Uncategorized by tokyobling on July 1, 2009

I had the wonderful opportunity to see this wonderful paper craft art installation by a genius of the name of Wataru Itou (伊藤航), a young student of a major art university here in Tokyo. The installation is hand made over four years of hard work, complete with electrical lights and a moving train, all made of paper! Clearly, this man must have created one of the most stunning examples of Paper Craft in the world? At the exhibition you will also have the chance to see a video showing Mr. Itou at work in his studio, cutting and folding piece by piece. The exhibition is called Umi no Ue no Oshiro (A Castle On the Ocean ), 海の上のお城. It is exhibited at Umihotaru, a place which in itself is a major attraction: a service area in the middle of the ocean, right between Tokyo City and Chiba Prefecture. If you haven’t checked it out yet, use Google Earth for a close up of what is probably the weirdest parking lot in the world. Well, it’s more than a parking lot actually, but I am saving a more detailed description along with photos for another post. For now, enjoy this wonderful work of art!
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  1. Josh said, on July 1, 2009 at 5:12 am

    wow… I really need to go see this.

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  4. Manhattan Project said, on July 1, 2009 at 8:42 am

    4 years?? on 1 project?? that’s amazing. absolutely fantastic! already put on my to-do-list for my japan holiday…right after tokyo disneyland

    P.S. Just a side not; the exhibition place is called umihotaru, without the “no”

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    • tokyobling said, on July 1, 2009 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Manhattan Project! If you can read Japanese you might want to learn more about this guy who spent 4 years on this project in his room not much bigger than the castle itself. http://www.asahi.com/national/update/0218/TKY200902180005.html

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      • Nickers said, on July 11, 2009 at 11:25 am

        Kind of ironic, huh?

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      • em said, on July 23, 2009 at 7:25 am

        maybe the castle would have been even bigger if his room was

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        • tokyobling said, on July 23, 2009 at 7:39 am

          You’re probably right Em. If rents weren’t so high here in Tokyo it might well have been bigger!

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      • James and Vicki said, on July 24, 2009 at 8:50 pm

        Hooray to you, “Tokyobling”, for sharing this wonderful and extensive link with all of us so we may take the time to really know more about this artist and his life. It is through people, like you, who take the time to let us know the truth about the correct names of people and the links to their lives, that help us to learn about what we are interested in. Again, we are very greatful!!

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  6. Axelle said, on July 1, 2009 at 9:49 am

    wow it’s amazing

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  10. Queen of Fifty Cents said, on July 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Stunning! Paper is truly the most amazing material. Disneyland, eat your heart out!

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  11. Kim Michelis said, on July 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    WOW!!!

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  12. martien said, on July 1, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Wow!!! this is something different!
    thanks for the sharing!!

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  19. [...] Mas fotos: A Paper Craft Castle [...]

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  20. Ron said, on July 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Very impressive, that is a lot of paper ^^

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  21. [...] no Oshiro (A Castle On the Ocean), is currently on display. For more detailed pictures, check out Tokyo Bling. [...]

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  24. lassishake said, on July 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    WoooWWWW $$

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  26. Stéfan said, on July 1, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Very impressive stuff !

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  28. glassyo said, on July 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    That…is gorgeous.

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  29. Catherine said, on July 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Wow, wondering what they used for adhesive?? Lol!!!

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  30. Maria said, on July 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I love paper art! Seen Yulia Brodskayas work? http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/4804/yulia-brodskayas-paper-cut-illustrations.html

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    • tokyobling said, on July 2, 2009 at 12:34 am

      Maria! Jo jag har sett hennes konst! She is an amazing talent as well. Thanks for the link!

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  33. bill said, on July 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    how long would it take to do with CGI and then you could travel through it. I have mixed emotions about someone spending that much time on something that is so fleeting.

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  34. Castillo de papel said, on July 1, 2009 at 10:20 pm

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  39. Frog said, on July 2, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Nice paper craft castle. This castle reminds me of the Castle in “The world that never was” in Kingdom Hearts 2.

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  40. madsilence said, on July 2, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Delightful! The Japanese are masters of the art of paper crafting.

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  41. Scott Hart said, on July 2, 2009 at 2:33 am

    By any chance do you have contact info for the artist? Ripley’s would be very interested in something like this. Thank you for posting the beautiful pics.

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  43. viv said, on July 2, 2009 at 3:24 am

    WOW! This is truly amazing!

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  45. Art said, on July 2, 2009 at 4:29 am

    Stunning piece of art. This will inspire a lot of people all over the world.

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  48. [...] tokyobling Posted by admin on July 1st, 2009 | Filed in Thoughts [...]

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  49. [...] Schloss, das der Tokyoter Kunststudent Wataru Itou aus Papier gebastelt hat. Auf der Seite von TokyoBling gibts weitere Fotos von diesem atemberaubenden [...]

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  51. Van said, on July 2, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Cool @@

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  52. [...] Wataru Itou, un estudiante de arte de la universidad de Tokio, es el creador de este increible castillo de papel. [...]

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  56. [...] back on Earth, Japanese art student Wataru Itou is turning paper into art with this beautiful paper craft castle.  Entitled Umi no Ue no Oshiro (A Castle on the Ocean), the piece is on display at Umi no Hotaru, [...]

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  58. [...] Came across this incredible paper art installation created by a Tokyo-based art student. I have seen a number of replicas but this just looks so gorgeous. You can read more about this paper castle here. [...]

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  59. [...] inmenso castillo, aunque sea algo difícil de creer, fue hecho enteramente con papel. A Wataru Itou, el estudiante [...]

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  61. [...] The sculpture is called, in English, “A Castle on the Sea,” and is currently exhibited at Uminohotaru, which we assume is some kind of gallery right on the ocean. The entire project, excluding the lights and possibly a few mechanical elements of the train, is made of painstakingly cut and folded paper. Check out a few of these shots, if you don’t mind your socks being rocked clear off your feet and across the room. [Tokyo Bling] [...]

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  63. [...] and Fun July 2, 2009 Wataru Itou has made an amazing fantasy city entirely of papercraft, see some amazing photographs of it here.  Except for the train, I think this place exists somewhere in the Sea of [...]

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  65. Miah said, on July 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    W O W!!! Nice Art! :)

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  68. Rie Sheridan Rose said, on July 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen…

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  69. [...] achieved in this tour de force of paper craft. Check out some of the amazing photos at Tokyobling’s blog as well as get some info on the exhibition. A young art student named Wataru Itou spent FOUR years [...]

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  70. sarita said, on July 2, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    beautiful work. he should be proud

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  71. [...] While perusing the interwebs of artsy people earlier today, I found images of one of the coolest sculptures I’ve ever seen. It took 4 years, and probably thousands of pounds of paper. Has a moving train and lots of lights. And is something I wish I could live in! It’s a Disneysque Castle made from folded and cut paper. The college student made it in his apartment, and it takes up the whole room! Check out the original post for more information and pictures. http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/a-paper-craft-castle-on-the-ocean/. [...]

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  73. namo said, on July 3, 2009 at 1:31 am

    that is wonderful job. mr itou ur make amazing beautiful paper job.

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  76. [...] Che romantico: un castello fatto di carta [...]

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  77. [...] If I were a paper princess, I’d like to live in this paper castle. [...]

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  78. [...] Esta Instalación de nombre “Un Castillo en el Océano” es de Wataru Itou un estudiante de Arte en la universidad de Tokyo. Tardó 4 años en hacerla, cuenta con iluminación y hasta con un tren que realmente se mueve, todo esta hecho de papel. si quieres ver más fotografías visita el siguiente Link. [...]

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  80. becky sui zhen said, on July 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    AMAZING.

    I am inspired by the dedication that went into this project

    welll doneee!!

    sugoii desu ne!

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  82. Dennis said, on July 3, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful =)
    Maravilha este castelo
    queria ver de perto

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  83. Forrester McLeod said, on July 3, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    It’s perfect. My mind is blown!!! Thanks so much for all your wonderful photographs of this place I wish were “real” so I could run around inside of its astounding beauty!!!

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  84. riflessioniquotidiane said, on July 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    che bello…..non avevo mai visto…

    http://riflessioniquotidiane.wordpress.com

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  85. [...] This beautiful castle made entirely out of paper is part of an exhibition called “Umi no Ue no Oshiro (A Castle on the Ocean)” currently being shown in Umihotaru, Japan. More photos here. [...]

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  86. [...] July 3, 2009 at 6:11 pm (Uncategorized) (interesting) Here’s something for all you arty types out there.  If you like building from paper, this takes a bit of beating!  See it here. [...]

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  87. nightbusiness said, on July 3, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Wow – those are really pretty colors and great pictures. Did you take them yourself? I mean, the paper castle on the ocean is definitely awesome stuff, but the photography is just as awesome in my opinion. I wonder what it would look like over a pond or a lake?

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    • tokyobling said, on July 6, 2009 at 12:43 am

      Thank you! I agree. It would look cool on actual water too. I take all pictures on this blog by myself.

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  88. dot said, on July 3, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    impressive!!!!

    now i have to find a way to get myself there and see the real thing!

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  90. Michael said, on July 3, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    So beautiful!! What a very talented individual and patient, to say the least. To see it in person would be breathtaking. Thanks for sharing this.

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  92. Flatland Revisited | GENOMICON said, on July 4, 2009 at 2:45 am

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  94. birdiecanfly said, on July 4, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Absolutely fantastic, I did not imagine such a sculpture could exist.

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  100. Norah said, on July 4, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Congratulations on an amazing labor of love. I would love to see it in person; perhaps when I retire.

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  102. Ken said, on July 5, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Great photos! It looks so “magical”, for lack of a better term…

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  103. TamTam » Castillo de papel said, on July 5, 2009 at 4:04 pm

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  108. mag said, on July 6, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Simplemente fantástico, alucinador.

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  112. G said, on July 6, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    oh GOD!!!

    i born to be this thing.

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  114. stefan said, on July 7, 2009 at 6:01 am

    wyjekurwabane!! awesome;p

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  120. José Marietto said, on July 7, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Good job! =)
    Unbelievable!

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  122. [...] extraordinary castle, built entirely of paper was created over four years of hard work, and includes electric lilghts [...]

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  123. Links « Stuff said, on July 8, 2009 at 8:33 am

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  124. Ann said, on July 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    How extraordinary! Just blogged about it at allthingspaper and linked here, thanks to your post and beautiful pics!

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  125. roxy said, on July 8, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    wonderful $$

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  126. Amazing! « My Head Just Exploded! said, on July 8, 2009 at 7:09 pm

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  127. bbbbb said, on July 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    wow, i’m having a really hard time believing that all he used was paper! amazing!

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  128. Halie said, on July 8, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    That’s amazing! Truly impressive…

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  129. Beads N Crafts said, on July 9, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Incredible! Just.. incredible. :)

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  130. [...] the origami swan look somewhat redundant. More images of this amazing structure can be found at Tokyobling’s [...]

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  131. [...] “Castle on the ocean” es el título del proyecto creado por Wataru Itou, un joven estudiante de la universidad de arte de Tokyo. Este es el resultado de 4 años de minucioso trabajo hecho totalmente a mano, con papel recortado, circuito eléctrico e incluso tiene un tren que se mueve. [...]

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  133. Silvana said, on July 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Fantastic!

    Congratulations!

    It is bery very beautiful. I am very happy!
    Congratulations! Congratulations!

    Silvana – braziliam – São Paulo – Brazil

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  135. Kas said, on July 10, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Preposterously posted to my Posterous…

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  137. David said, on July 10, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Just think if the 4 years had been spent in doing something constructive?

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    • tokyobling said, on July 11, 2009 at 11:10 am

      I can’t think of anything more constructive than this!

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  139. I (heart) buildings made of paper said, on July 10, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    purty!

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  140. Zeng said, on July 10, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Wow, it’s really amazing.

    And I just wanna add that the artist has shown us what it means by “a thousand-mile journey begins with the first step and can only be taken one step at a time”.

    It’s really inspiring. =)

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  141. Roland E. Smith said, on July 11, 2009 at 4:30 am

    That is the amazing and beautiful art I believe I have ever seen! A magnificent effort which is a treasure that all beauty lovers should see! Thank you, Wataru Itou!!

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  142. vernes said, on July 11, 2009 at 7:46 am

    And this guy could not pass the art-school test.
    I’ll bet they suddenly don’t want to bother with the bloody test.
    But now, he can chose ANY art-school he wants! hahaha!

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    • tokyobling said, on July 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

      I know, it is amazing, isn’t it? Well, he’ll graduate next year, finally. He deserves a medal!

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  143. Kevin said, on July 11, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Oooooh, papercut.

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  145. Castelo de Papel « Akio Watanabe said, on July 12, 2009 at 11:58 am

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  146. Eduardo Barão said, on July 12, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Japaneses do it better!

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  147. john M said, on July 12, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    that’s nothing you should have seen the crane I made today from a single sheet of paper

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  149. Paper Castle « haloadri said, on July 13, 2009 at 2:07 am

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  150. [...] That’s one heck of a paper castle [...]

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  151. [...] in the making! moving parts and lighting.Find more awesome pics and info on this amazing piece at Tokyobling.Seriously go check it out right now and be floored!Thanks for the heads up from [...]

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  152. Arístides said, on July 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    María Tal Vez:

    Espero que estas imágenes sean de tu agrado.

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    • tokyobling said, on July 14, 2009 at 12:30 am

      Everyone, if you follow the link to this pingback you’ll see a neat picture of Mr. Itou himself. I just wish the poster had credited my photos. Such is life in the Blogosphere I guess…

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  153. [...] Imagine spending four years of your life building this.  Our cats would demolish it in seconds! http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/a-paper-craft-castle-on-the-ocean/ [...]

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  154. [...] Fonte: Tokyo Bling [...]

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  155. aban said, on July 14, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Wow such an art !!!Congrats.

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  156. mechiz said, on July 14, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    wow!!!
    I’m speechless!!

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  157. [...] can see more photos of this incredible model on the this blog. Paper is wood [...]

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  158. Twitted by mikenoner said, on July 15, 2009 at 7:08 am

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  159. Benjamin Quorning said, on July 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    “… with electrical lights […] made of paper!” Now that’s impressive.

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  160. Paper Castle | Pocket Noodle said, on July 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    [...] years in the making, Student Wataru Itou’s incredible Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean. Via [...]

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  161. [...] la boca abierta me he quedado cuando he visto el trabajo de Wataru Itou, un japonés que ha invertido nada mas y nada menos que cuatro años de su vida en crear estas [...]

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  162. [...] (via Tokyobling’s Blog) [...]

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  163. [...] I am in awe of the meticulous patience needed to achieve a piece like this. Found it on Tokyobling’s blog about an exhibition called Umi no Ue no Oshiro (A Castle On the Ocean ), [...]

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  164. Pepperwheel said, on July 16, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    O.o This is insanely awesome!!

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  165. Majo said, on July 17, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Wohoo!!! really fantastic!

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  166. pandapoooop said, on July 17, 2009 at 1:52 am

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

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  167. [...] See more here [...]

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  168. [...] This wonderful paper craft art installation by Wataru Itou, a young student of a major art university here in Tokyo is truly a sight to behold. The installation is hand made over four years of hard work, complete with electrical lights and a moving train, all made of paper! Visit the site to more photos of the enchanting paper castle. via: tokyobling.wordpress.com [...]

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  169. [...] Itou’s paper castle took four years to construct & features electrical lights and a moving [...]

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  170. [...] Mai multe detalii le gasiti aici, pe blogul care a scris despre acesta: http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/a-paper-craft-castle-on-the-ocean/ [...]

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  171. sandrajean said, on July 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Breathtakingly gorgeous

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  172. [...] Art student Wataru Itou from Tokyo made this paper castle by hand…it took him four years to do it.  See more pics at tokyobling.wordpress.com. [...]

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  173. [...] 22, 2009 O japonês Wataru Itou é um estudande de arte e criou este incrível castelo, todo feito de papel. Foram necessários 4 [...]

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  174. Visual Culture » Origami City said, on July 22, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    [...] via: Share and [...]

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  175. [...] japonês Wataru Itou é um estudande de arte e criou este incrível castelo, todo feito de papel. Foram necessários 4 [...]

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  176. [...] Will I reach this level in paper crafting? Jump to Comments Discovered this will checking the Paper Forest Blog. To see more of this fantastic paper work visit Tokyobling’s Blog. [...]

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  177. yogiemp said, on July 23, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Totally amazing. What a work of art and craftsmanship. I can’t even imagine trying to move it from your workshop to the exhibit area. Fabulous

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  178. Dshyant Tyagi said, on July 23, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Fabulous work of a genius.

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  179. MAW said, on July 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Ok I can go back to work with my eiffel tower

    http://www.mitellus.com/wordpress/?p=113

    Excellent job!!

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  180. Heather Abounader said, on July 23, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful things made by man that I’ve ever seen! thank you for sharing it with us!

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    • tokyobling said, on July 24, 2009 at 12:24 am

      Dear Heather, thank you for the nice comment. I saw your blog and you do some excellent horse miniatures! Being a long time rider myself I appreciate the details in your work. Also, the photos of Akhal-Teke horses on your site are excellent. Didn’t know they were present in the US in such large numbers! I have ridden in Mongolia and there is a certain something about central asian horse breeds. Thank you for sharing!

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  181. Debra James Percival said, on July 23, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Love this!! Totally amazing. Love how you photographed the castle.

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    • tokyobling said, on July 24, 2009 at 12:32 am

      Thank you Debra! You might possibly be my first Prince Edward Islander visitor. I have never been there but some day… I saw your prints on your site as well, very nice! My favorite might be “Who’s Guarding the North Shore”. Keep blogging and keep giving us more of that Pricnce Edward Island perspective.

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  182. [...] chris have a look at this amazing bit of paper craft four years work here and worth every second of it.. someone said this has go be picture of the week I think it should be.. A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean Tokyobling’s Blog [...]

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  183. [...] Itou, an art student, created an immense paper castle, which took him four years to [...]

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  184. Twitted by mkinesis said, on July 25, 2009 at 4:29 pm

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  185. Twitted by NevisBlack said, on July 26, 2009 at 2:01 am

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  186. castelo de papel « ArteAto 09 said, on July 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    [...] quem achava q dobrar papel é brincadeira, esta aqui é a brincadeira do artista Wataru Itou, estudante da universidade de artes de Tokio, é especialista em montagens de papel e nessa mostra [...]

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  187. [...] a working paper train, a ferris wheel, and lots of architectural flourishes. See more at the Tokyo Bling Blog. A nd thanks to Betsy Rubinstein for emailing us with the link. Leave a [...]

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  188. [...] “Castle on the ocean” es el título del proyecto creado por Wataru Itou, un joven estudiante de la universidad de arte de Tokyo. Tras 4 años de mucho diseñar, planificar y supongo que recortar y pegar mil trocitos de papel, el resultado es éste. Un impresionante castillo con circuito eléctrico y hasta un tren que se mueve. [...]

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  189. [...] This paper craft castle is crazy cool: [...]

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  190. spellathon said, on August 5, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Wataru Itou is really a genius.

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  191. [...] Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean Tokyobling’s Blog A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean I had the immense opportunity to see this wonderful paper craft [...]

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  192. Stacey Arthurs said, on August 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Awesome!
    I’m going to share this blog w/ others.
    Thank you, you are extremely talented.

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  193. The one said, on August 13, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I hope there is good fire protection there! It woudl probably burn very easily!!!!

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    • tokyobling said, on August 15, 2009 at 9:04 am

      The one, let’s hope they have covered all eventualities!

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  194. [...] The sculpture is called, in English, “A Castle on the Sea,” and is currently exhibited at Uminohotaru, which we assume is some kind of gallery right on the ocean. The entire project, excluding the lights and possibly a few mechanical elements of the train, is made of painstakingly cut and folded paper. Check out a few of these shots, if you don’t mind your socks being rocked clear off your feet and across the room. [Tokyo Bling] [...]

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  195. danillo said, on August 17, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    fail! maybe got some problemas with rain :P

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  196. Vicki in Monterey, CA said, on August 17, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Mr.Wataru Itou – AWESOME! Thank you for sharing ;-)

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  197. Makati Wandansari said, on August 20, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Awesome!!! 恐い! 恐い! 恐い!
    すてきな~ :3
    信じられない, すべては紙で作ったか? 4年?!?!
    涼しい!!!!! >0<

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  198. aayushi said, on August 21, 2009 at 9:39 am

    wow amazing !!!! really awesome !!! luvvvvvvv da work of japanes ppl …

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  199. Castelo de Papel « Akio Watanabe said, on August 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    [...] Fonte:(http://tokyobling.wordpress.com) [...]

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  200. REA said, on September 4, 2009 at 3:16 am

    one question. is there a template?

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    • tokyobling said, on September 4, 2009 at 3:35 am

      I don’t know, but honestly, I wouldn’t think so.

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  201. [...] a lovely collection of paper craft at Tokyobling! Reminds me of the poem by Edwin Muir: Oh then our maze of tunneled stone Grew thin and treacherous [...]

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  202. badro3n said, on September 4, 2009 at 11:59 am

    thanks for the info…..nice blog bro. plizz reply me too

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    • tokyobling said, on September 7, 2009 at 12:01 am

      Thanks for the comment! I wish I could read Indonesian…

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  203. Wow!!! - PaperModelers.com said, on September 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    [...] Check this out, folks. A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean Tokyobling’s Blog Is that a "wow" or is it? [...]

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  204. Quick Update! | Door to River said, on September 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    [...] Castles Made of Paper – I know it sounds weird, but these photographs are absolutely stunning. [...]

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  205. Rosie Fielding said, on September 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    a stunning and beautiful construction, clever and unique , I have never ever seen anything like what i have just seen, i admire his genious .

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  206. HorsingAroundx5 said, on October 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Origami at its finest! Truly the most breathtaking art installation I have ever seen.

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    • tokyobling said, on October 9, 2009 at 5:07 am

      Thank you! I am sure the artist would be please with your comment too.

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  207. [...] AMAZING! Paper craft art installation by a genius of the name of Wataru Itou, a young student of a major art university in Tokyo. See more pics here! [...]

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  208. allison said, on October 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    this is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!

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  209. Lenny said, on October 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    scary….

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  210. Fernanda Gomez said, on October 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Wow can’t believe it that is all paper!

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  211. [...] via Tokyobling [...]

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  212. sartenada said, on October 28, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Fantastic, unbelievable!!!

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  213. valamiel said, on October 29, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Spectacular! This sets the standard for any work of the kind as far as I’m concerned. I’m filled with admiration for the brilliance, the imagination, the skill and perspicacity it took to create this.

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  214. valamiel said, on October 29, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I forgot to mention that I’m very curious as to how the lighting and wiring were installed. I imagine it’s needful to design so as to suppress any fire hazard. As I gather the train is functional, I also wonder what type of engine is used in it, and whether it’s set by hand or remotely controlled.

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    • tokyobling said, on October 30, 2009 at 6:36 am

      Thank you for the comment Valamiel! I am curious myself, but I don’t know anything about the insides of the castle. The trains moves, as well as the Ferris wheel, and lights seems to turn on an off according to a determined pattern.

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  215. Housing Estate N « Tokyobling’s Blog said, on November 2, 2009 at 1:18 am

    [...] a virtual city like this. In fact, at least three of my previous posts have been about this theme: A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean, A Cityscape of Polysthyrene – Satomi Suzuki and The Coolest Pop Out [...]

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  216. Lala said, on November 5, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Awesome, so beautiful…

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  217. j_l_larson said, on November 6, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    He is tempting the ire of Murphy. Surely someone will walk in the door and cause some loose ceiling tile to fall down and fubar it?

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    • tokyobling said, on November 9, 2009 at 12:28 am

      Haha… I really hope the law doesn’t kick in on this one!

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  218. Castillos de cartón | AnaBeleita said, on November 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    [...] ver más imágenes de la obra aquí. Esta entrada fue publicada el Lunes, 23 Noviembre , 2009 a las 3:59 pm y clasificada en Arte y [...]

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  219. Tina said, on November 24, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    There is nothing crafty about that work.

    That’s art.

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    • tokyobling said, on November 25, 2009 at 12:05 am

      Hi Tina, thanks for your comment! It sure is pure art!

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  220. A papercraft castle – maxpagels.com said, on December 20, 2009 at 9:00 am

    [...] Update: The Tokyobling Blog has some higher-resolution images. [...]

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  221. [...] papercraft castle on the ocean however, puts my ingenuity to shame. A stunning display of cut x paste by Wataru Itou, complete [...]

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  222. william said, on January 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

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  223. zach said, on January 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    awsome
    its so cool

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  224. samantha said, on January 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    its amazing, beautifu,l stunning….. :)

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  225. Glen Edwards Middle School kids said, on January 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Me and my classmates at Glen Edwards use these picture class. We all think this is awesome keep blogging about cool art.

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    • tokyobling said, on January 6, 2010 at 12:40 am

      Hi! Sounds great – I’m happy if your classmates enjoy these. I’ll do my best to keep looking for stuff like this. In the meantime – keep studying!

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  226. Bob said, on January 6, 2010 at 12:53 am

    oh my god that is so awsome

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  227. Makati Wandansari said, on January 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I really amaze with those masterpiece!

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  228. [...] entitled Castle on the Ocean. When she departed with magazine in tow, I found these photos through Tokyobling showing the product of Wataru Itou and his four years of labor. Impressive no? Sadly, seen only in [...]

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  229. Lucky said, on January 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I love it !

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  230. frances said, on January 24, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    utterly wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    what patience

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    • tokyobling said, on January 25, 2010 at 12:06 am

      Thanks Frances! Nice blog by the way. Love your animation!

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  231. [...] [via] Related posts:30 Amazing 3D Construction Paper Sculptures [...]

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  232. [...] four years of hard work, complete with electrical lights and a moving train, all made of paper! A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean __________________ Phils Papercraft — Phils Gallery — Paper Model Search [...]

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  233. jenna said, on March 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    omg!
    it`s fantastic, amazing, beautiful and fabulous!!!♥♥♥
    they are born of this,
    wow very good work.

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  234. absurdoldbird said, on March 24, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I saw this some time ago and have had to come back several times to look at it again – it’s fabulous, really!

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  235. Jean-Luc Maréchal said, on April 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    E absolut minunat !

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  236. [...] (Above: “Castle On The Sea” Exhibition at Umihotaru via here) [...]

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  237. [...] Ero He`ll Fight (Detail)TypographyMy Modern MetropolisMy Modern Metropolis 2Paper MaskLast ClickWataru ItouThis astounding paper model looks amazing with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit [...]

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  238. myktongco said, on May 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    This is amazing! Very creative..

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  239. Urgh « Crystal Jazz said, on May 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    [...] I just want to say: This. is. [...]

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  240. [...] Wataru Itou This paper model looks very impressive with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit up the link for more pictures of this masterpiece. [...]

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  241. [...] Wataru Itou This paper model looks very impressive with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit up the link for more pictures of this masterpiece. [...]

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  242. [...] А вот один японский студент сложил из бумаги домик. [...]

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  243. zaza said, on June 1, 2010 at 2:23 am

    This is amazing! I’m saving a link to this on delicious.com

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  244. [...] original post for Umi no Ue no Oshiro (Castle on the Ocean) is in Japanese.  I saw the post atTokyobling, with many more photos of this wonderful [...]

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  245. Harry said, on June 1, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Amazing……. there is no word to express the feeling after seeing it.

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  246. Brian said, on June 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Truly lovely. I would like to know who’s twisted idea it was to include an ad for “paper shredding” at the bottom of the article though…

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    • tokyobling said, on June 2, 2010 at 12:18 am

      Hahaha… thanks for the comment Brian! The “paper shredding” ad is generated automatically by WordPress/Google. I don’t get anything for them and have no influence on what appears on my site. As long as there’s no ads for certain medical enhancements I’m happy though… (^-^;)

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  247. Natasha Fondren » Paper Wings said, on June 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    [...] (A Castle on the Ocean by Wataru Itou) [...]

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  248. [...] me: “A Castle On the Ocean” by design student, Wataru Itou. Created over four years and featuring electric lights and a moving [...]

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  249. /SPEAK - said, on June 10, 2010 at 4:18 am

    [...] Moving from the realistically awesome to the completely crazy, Wataru Itou (伊藤航) has created the paper castle of paper insanity. An intricate, flawless paper masterpiece, it’s even fitted with electrical lights that illuminate the castle with hues of yellow, green, pink and white. The exhibition is called A Castle On the Ocean (海の上のお城), and other information is here. More gorgeous shots of this mind-blowing creation at Tokyobling. [...]

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  250. [...] all by hand, out of paper (complete with lights and a moving train), over the course of 4 years.  Click here for more pictures of the Paper Craft Castle, and here for all the other paper art on Smashing [...]

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  251. [...] I had the immense opportunity to see this wonderful paper craft art installation by a genius of the name of Wataru Itou (伊藤航), a young student of a major art university here in Tokyo. The installation is hand made over four years of hard work, complete with electrical lights and a moving train, all made of paper! Clearly, this man must have created one of the most stunning examples of Paper Craft in the world? At the exhibition you will also have … Read More [...]

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  252. Morning Linkage (Jul 2) said, on June 11, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    [...] A castle by the sea in Japan. http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/a-paper-craft-castle-on-the-ocean/ [...]

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  253. Morning Linkage (Jun 14) said, on June 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    [...] but I can’t find any evidence that I’ve shared it with you all. A 4 year project, A Castle on the Ocean has lights, trains, and all the gingerbread castle bits any princess could want. And a Ferris [...]

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  254. [...] While perusing some of my typical sites for tutorials and inspiration, I stumbled upon some amazing artwork done by an artist in Tokyo. The artist, Wataru Itou, took four years to create this amazing piece of paper craft sculpture. The sculpture was created from ordinary paper and features some very detailed buildings, streets, and even a running train all made out of paper. Click this link to see the original post I found regarding this amazing piece of artwork and more images: http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/a-paper-craft-castle-on-the-ocean/ [...]

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  255. Carolyn Osborn said, on June 25, 2010 at 3:05 am

    What an incredible show of talent and imagination!

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  256. Paper Art said, on June 28, 2010 at 11:42 am

    [...] Wataru Itou [...]

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  257. [...] Amazingly lovely lit-up paper castle. [...]

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  258. William said, on July 5, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Wow that is awesome! That had to have taken some serious time and skill to make

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  259. Laurent said, on July 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    This is insane. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I just wanted to congratulate and pay my respect to the artist.

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  260. Gimme Origami | AMY UHRICH said, on July 6, 2010 at 4:29 am

    [...] future palace, created by Tokyo art student Wataru Itou (via Tokyo Bling).  The exhibition is called Umi no Ue no Oshiro (A Castle On the Ocean), and is situated – [...]

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  261. Paper Art | Noult said, on July 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    [...] suite ici pour le château et là pour le reste. Faîtes tourner [...]

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  262. lily said, on July 14, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Wataru Itou, four years? your patience is to be commended. and what an awesome result! Is Wataru Itou working on anything new?

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    • tokyobling said, on July 14, 2010 at 7:36 am

      Hi Lily! He sure is the very model of patience! I have no idea what he is up to these days. Self-marketing not being a strong point among Japanese artists.

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  263. Hello world! | Ornament & Artifice said, on July 15, 2010 at 4:55 am

    [...] that much more enjoyable–is with a picture of an excruciatingly beautiful paper castle, via TokyoBling.  The original post is over a year old; I wonder if it’s still [...]

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  264. Parind said, on July 19, 2010 at 10:28 am

    No words….:)

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  265. Paper Art | Noult said, on July 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    [...] suite ici pour le château et là pour le reste. AKPC_IDS += "1018,";Popularity: 1% [?] Faîtes tourner [...]

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  266. [...] I had the immense opportunity to see this wonderful paper craft art installation by a genius of the name of Wataru Itou (伊藤航), a young student of a major art university here in Tokyo. The installation is hand made over four years of hard work, complete with electrical lights and a moving train, all made of paper! Clearly, this man must have created one of the most stunning examples of Paper Craft in the world? At the exhibition you will also have … Read More [...]

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  267. David said, on August 5, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Wow that is so absolutly beautiful.

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  268. [...] Ero He`ll Fight (Detail)TypographyMy Modern MetropolisMy Modern Metropolis 2Paper MaskLast ClickWataru Itou This paper model looks very impressive with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit [...]

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  269. Castle Me | dormouse said, on August 14, 2010 at 1:45 am

    [...] walk amongst these tiny paper walls.  Tokyobling has posted about this amazing piece of art here: http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/a-paper-craft-castle-on-the-ocean/ .  I am endlessly impressed with what people are able to do. This entry was posted in [...]

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  270. Putra Tama.R said, on August 15, 2010 at 11:01 am

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

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  271. [...] O local em que a obra está localizada já é uma atração a parte, fica em uma área no meio do oceano entre a cidade de Tókio e a Prefeitura de Chiba. [Tokiobling] [...]

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  272. [...] Wataru Itou This astounding paper model looks amazing with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit up the link for more pictures of this masterpiece. [...]

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  273. agustin said, on September 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    fabuloso trabajo artistico que sea a logrado , en realidad una maravilla de arte.

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  274. [...] Wataru Itou This astounding paper model looks amazing with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit up the link for more pictures of this masterpiece. [...]

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  275. Paper Models | BURN 3D BLOG said, on September 8, 2010 at 6:22 am

    [...] posted a picture below – but click here for [...]

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  276. [...] View Source [...]

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  277. [...] I had the immense opportunity to see this wonderful paper craft art installation by a genius of the name of Wataru Itou (伊藤航), a young student of a major art university here in Tokyo. The installation is hand made over four years of hard work, complete with electrical lights and a moving train, all made of paper! Clearly, this man must have created one of the most stunning examples of Paper Craft in the world? At the exhibition you will also have … Read More [...]

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  278. ualeem said, on November 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Great work.

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  279. Ricardo said, on November 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Amazing

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    • tokyobling said, on November 26, 2010 at 7:51 am

      Thanks Ricardo and welcome to the blog!

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  280. hmmm.. paper building said, on December 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

    [...] At This!! Check out the photos in the link, you will be gobsmacked!! Took 4 years to complete http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009…-on-the-ocean/ paper castle 1.jpg paper_craft_castle_5.jpg paper_craft_castle_8.jpg Reply [...]

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  281. [...] multe detalii le gasiti aici, pe blogul care a scris despre acesta: http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/a-paper-craft-castle-on-the-ocean/ Tags: arta, castle on the ocean, facultatea de arta, hartie, opera de arta, paper craft, student, [...]

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  282. asrai7 said, on January 24, 2011 at 5:04 am

    This is absolutely amazing, beautiful, and delicate. Thanks for sharing!

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    • tokyobling said, on January 25, 2011 at 6:18 am

      Thanks for the kind comment! Hope to have you back soon!

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  283. M.Azzazy said, on January 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Very magnificence Work , precision,beautiful and patience

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  284. [...] Followed some links about papercraft. Apparently a guy in Japan has spent four years assembling a papercraft castle, complete with electric lighting and a train. [...]

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  285. [...] med for litt for mye fritid, og det tok fire år å stable på bena. Flere og større bilder finnes her. Og ja, jeg vet dette er den tolv år gamle, overromantiske, Lady Lovely Locks-lekende versjonen av [...]

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  286. Nancy Schaub said, on February 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Absolutely exquisite. Thank you for sharing.

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    • tokyobling said, on March 28, 2011 at 3:00 am

      Thanks Nancy! I appreciate your kind comment!

      *Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been swamped with work and other communications, so much that I haven’t had time to reply to most comments on the blog. I’ll work harder from now on!

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  287. Storytelling and Art » said, on March 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    [...] Wataru Itou [...]

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  288. [...] Essa arte tem nome, papercraft, a arte de construir objetos tridimensionais com papel, mas ao contrário do origami, o papercraft não é somente dobrado, e sim cortado e colado de forma semelhante ao dado que fazíamos na escola. Utilizando apenas isso, o artista pode criar obras verdadeiramente incríveis, como a imagem que ilustra esse post, onde o artista Wataru Itou construiu esse maravilhoso castelo de papel, detalhe: Itou levou em torno de quatro anos para completar a obra, com todas as luzes e um trenzinho que se movimenta (veja mais aqui). [...]

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  289. zelda said, on March 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    incredable !!!!! fantastic !

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  290. Lucas said, on March 17, 2011 at 4:59 am

    That’s just amazing, incredible!

    Very good work, exceptional!

    That’s nice to see how far can go the art with paper :)

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  291. [...] Tokyobling’s Blog This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. ← Extreme Daily Life food [...]

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  292. RANABIR said, on April 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    ONLY ONE WORD BEYOND GREAT

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  293. >Amour De l’Art « ManiA said, on April 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    [...] And my favorite one: Wataru Itou [...]

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  294. [...] נראות לי הטובות ביותר. הסתכלו על הצ'יף המורה ובנו, על הארמון הקסום עם כל פרטיו הקטנים והמופלאים, על עולם החי המתעורר לנגד [...]

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  295. Paper Art « ManiA said, on May 27, 2011 at 10:41 am

    [...] And my favorite one: Wataru Itou  [...]

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  296. [...] papercraft project! http://tinyurl.com/laxb22 Via [...]

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  297. Quick Update! said, on September 7, 2011 at 6:18 am

    [...] Castles Made of Paper – I know it sounds weird, but these photographs are absolutely stunning. [...]

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  298. nesk said, on September 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Incredible ! Very fine work

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  299. [...] I had the wonderful opportunity to see this wonderful paper craft art installation by a genius of the name of Wataru Itou (伊藤航), a young student of a major art university here in Tokyo. The installation is hand made over four years of hard work, complete with electrical lights and a moving train, all made of paper! Clearly, this man must have created one of the most stunning examples of Paper Craft in the world? At the exhibition you will also ha … Read More [...]

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  305. michaelmarkman said, on October 19, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Your work is beautiful… very inspiring…

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  306. ijitsa said, on October 21, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    So beautiful.. Amazing work!!!

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  307. penman said, on November 15, 2011 at 4:53 am

    I can see how a paper craft differ from origami, but both are seriously awesome. I’m checking out your other photos right now. Gosh, you got the skill of snapping from the right angel and make amazing pictures.

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    • tokyobling said, on November 15, 2011 at 4:58 am

      Thanks Penman! You are much too kind! (^-^;) I have soooo many posts on craft, paper craft etc… Don’t do this at work! haha….

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  308. Gopikaa Vaidya said, on December 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    papercraft castle..beautiful creation……..just amazing

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  309. Cathi Mims Yamaguchi said, on December 15, 2011 at 2:47 am

    This paper craft city is absolutely amazing.

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    • tokyobling said, on December 15, 2011 at 6:09 am

      Thanks Cathi! Glad you found it! (^-^)

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  310. MissingLink_13 said, on January 20, 2012 at 6:49 am

    awesome stuff..thanks a lot for sharing this piece of art… :D

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  311. [...] Itou (伊藤航) is a Japanese student in a Tokyo art university with an amazing piece of work: this paper castle, titled “Umi no Ue no Oshiro” (A Castle On the Ocean) took four years to complete, and [...]

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  312. [...] It looks impressive with different types of lighting, too. Learn more and see more pictures of the castle in all its white, and colorful, glory, at the blog Tokyobling. [...]

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  313. An Amazing Paper Castle | Freshly Hatched said, on February 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    [...] I love it when I find things that just blow my mind – craftsmanship that is just top notch and materials or intricate details you can hardly believe. Like this paper castle. Yes I said paper. This wonderful paper craft art installation by a genius of the name of Wataru Itou took over 4 years and is complete with lights and a moving train. Wataru Itou is a Toyko art student and this stunning work is on exhibition Umihotaru. See more pictures here. [...]

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  314. Rohit Kushwaha said, on February 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

    beautiful

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  315. [...] craft by Wataru Itou (伊藤航)  (Clicking the english name will yeild a blog with more info and photos. Clicking the [...]

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  316. fauvette said, on March 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Je cherche des renseignements sur cet artiste et sur son oeuvre, est-il possible de le contacter ?

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    • tokyobling said, on April 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Salut! Je suis désolé, je ne sais pas personnellement l’artiste. (>_<)

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  317. sairam said, on April 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

    AWESOME…..

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  318. [...] Wataru Itou  : tác phẩm có tên Lâu Đài Trên Đại Dương  do chính Wararu Itou,  một sinh viên mỹ thuật ở Tokyo mất 4 năm tạo thành. Click vào link dưới sẽ xem được nhiều hình ảnh của Wataru Itou hơn. [...]

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  319. An Incredible Castle Made from Paper said, on July 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    [...] Posted by Sifter in ART & DESIGN, GALLERIES | 0 commentsArtwork by Wataru Itou | Photograph by tokyobling.wordpress.com  This incredible castle is an amazing display of papercraft, an artform that uses heavy [...]

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  320. Charline said, on August 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Absolutely astounding!

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  321. [...] dosent seas to amaze every time … have a look here as well and see the ultimate paper craft.A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean Tokyobling's Blog how about that? __________________ Moshe O Current Build:My Yamaha YZR1 (with a twist) [...]

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  322. [...] I didn’t realize that this artwork was actually from 2009. Google search landed me on TokyoBling’s blog that originally covered this exhibition back in the [...]

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  323. [...] Wataru Itou This astounding paper model looks amazing with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit up the link for more pictures of this masterpiece. [...]

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  324. shane gagboner cid said, on March 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    how very very beautiful.

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  325. Paper craft anyone? « Najah said, on March 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    [...] Check out this incredible art installation by Toyko art student Wataru Itou. It took four years to complete and is made solely out of paper. I would love to see this in the live. Umi no Ue no Oshiro which translates to A Castle On the Ocean, is exactly that as it is/was (not sure if the installation is still active) located in an ocean service centre near Tokyo City. It is lit up by electrical lights and also has a moving train made out of paper as well – Incredible! via Tokyobling. [...]

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  326. dalo2013 said, on August 25, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Wow, you really shot this well…difficult lighting, but the photos are amazingly sharp and beautiful. Truly incredible art, and I can see where the 4 years of creation took place, stunning scenes…and the photographs are amazing.

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  327. Sanja said, on April 27, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    This is a castle from heaven!!! God, I enjoy looking at it..:)

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