Food packaging is something we often don’t notice or throw away, but Japanese paper craftsman Harukiru has repurposed them into amazing sculptures.
Harukiru’s craft is the epitome of the adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, taking what seems to be trash to a whole new level.
From Nissin Cup Noodles to Superman Sentai
Artisan Harukiru has transformed Nissin cup noodles into sentai superheroes in an impressive way. Just to be clear, the sentai superheroes in the Super Sentai series are known to be the main inspiration behind the Power Rangers series in the US.
Harukiru’s products even impressed Nissin as the cup noodle division’s social media team showcased the artist’s art from the shell in a promotional tweet. The tweet promotes the brand’s new flavor as various sentai superheroes battle it out for first place in terms of sales.
After a week of watching, Nissin announced the flavor that won this fight, which is Cup Noodle & Shio.
Turn cans of Pringles into dashing gentlemen
Harukiru’s standout masterpiece is the one he made out of Pringles cans, giving us a glimpse of what the brand’s iconic mascot would look like if he had a body.
Harukiru uses every part of a Pringles can to create full-limbed paper people, including the lid that’s turned upside down to serve as each character’s stand. The layer of paper that is sealed when opening the lid, which is often thrown away after being peeled off, is also used to style into glossy vests for Pringles gentlemen.
Turn Charlotte boxes into towns like in the animated Ghibli world
Harukiru was also able to create a part of town with detailed shops using the packaging of the famous Japanese chocolate brand – Charlotte.
Using various illustrations of colorful houses on the boxes, Harukiru arranges them to represent the different shops in a quaint town. He even used photographs of people and animals to bring the town to life.