Japanese Artist Takes Balloon Animals to a Whole New Level

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Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Balloon animals have always been somewhat of a fixed art, established by its uses of the “usuals:” a balloon sword, a dog (or is it a horse?), and the like.

For Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto, these usuals are hilariously too simple.

Matsumoto has taken the art of balloon animals to a whole new level. Over four years of perfecting his craft has led to some unreal creations.

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Check out some of them below:

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

The level of detail is astounding…

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Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Who doesn’t love a turtle?

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Matsumoto’s creations go back to prehistoric times too

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

It’s not just animals either!

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Okay, now this is getting ridiculous.

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Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Really?!

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Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

OK, now he’s just showing off.

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

These creations are straight out of Alice’s Wonderland.

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Sadly, Matsumoto tells Upworthy that when he is done with his creations he usually “pops them.” I say they should be in museums somewhere.

Take a look at more of his work at Masatoshi Matsumoto’s Facebook page.

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