Small Things Create Big Smiles

Tiny Aesthetics

15m 00s
Broadcast on February 23, 2022 Available until February 23, 2025

On a single grain of rice, imagine 5,551 letters. Or 276 on a 7 cm-long strand of hair. These are the world records held by the micro artist Ishii Gakujoh (82). After suffering a stroke, Mr. Ishii lost most of his vision in his left eye. Yet he continues to work without the help of magnifiers or specialized tools. Never failing to find a new challenge, his latest goals are to write a 1.2 cm book and write letters on a poppy seed.

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