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Moon Rabbit – the latest giant animal installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman (he of the 14m tall rubber duck that sailed into Hong Kong harbour last summer).

Gazing skyward, propped up on the side of a military bunker at Dayuan Town Naval Base in Taiwan, the plywood and styrofoam bunny covered in 12,000 sheets of Tyvek paper, was inspired the East Asian fable of a giant rabbit that lives on the moon.

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Sadly, Moon Bunny caught fire and was destroyed while being disassembled by local workers yesterday.

Mmf.

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Jizai Okimono is a niche Japanese craft dating back to the late 1700s when metalsmiths found themselves with a lot of time on their hands as the demand for multi-plate armour waned. It involves the meticulous carving of hyperrealistic animals with fully articulating, anatomically correct joints.

Here, 25 year-old sculptor Ryosuke Ohtake carves a lobster from boxwood for an exhibition at Tokyu Department Store – a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that it was apparently his first attempt at the craft.

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