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21 Mind-Blowing Balloon Sculptures by Masayoshi Matsumoto

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Masayoshi Matsumoto apparently doesn’t know what the word “average” means as he twists ordinary balloons and turn them into beautiful pieces of inflated artwork! His art pieces are purely made out of intricately twisted balloons and specializes in creating balloon sculptures of animals, insects, and plants. By “purely” we mean, no adhesives, no seals, no pens—just balloons.

We decided to share this homegrown Japanese talent’s brilliance with you by rounding up some of his most awesome works of art.

#1 First Up is an American Bison or What We Commonly Refer to as the American Buffalo!

American Bison


#2 A Brown Walrus Complete With Flippers and Enormous Tusks.



#3 A Siamang Gibbon, the Largest of Gibbons Found Mainly in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, Hanging on a Tree.

siamang gibbon


#4 Here’s A Proboscis Monkey With Its Distinctive Long Nose Resting on a Tree Branch.



#5  A Cute and Cuddly Emperor Penguin Chick That’s Pretty Close to The Real Thing!

emperor penguin chick


#6 A Cobra Showing Off Its Mighty Hood.

king cobra


#7 This is One Adorable, Beady-Eyed Hermit Crab. We’ll Take This Guy Home Any Day!

hermit crab


#8 Isn’t This Mouse Just Straight Up Kawaii?



#9 Look At the Detail on This One! Impressive is What This Iguana is!



#10  A Beautiful Water Lily in the Form of a Balloon Sculpture. This is the Loveliest Combo of White, Yellow, and Green We Have Ever Seen!

pond lily


#11 Speaking of Lilies, Here’s the Charming yet Poisonous Lily of the Valley. Good Thing This One’s Only Made Out of Balloons!

lily of the valley


#12 Majestic Seahorse, Anyone? 



#13 This Triceratops From the Cretaceous Period Sure Brings Back Memories…



#14 And so Does This Tyrannosaurus Rex! We Honestly Have No Clue How Those Teeth Were Made.



#15 A Horsefly, Green-Headed That Can Leave Nasty Bites!



#16 A Predatory Assassin Fly That Snatches Bee in Mid-Air. Badass!

assassin fly


#17 A Venomous Jorō Spider, Not Deadly to Humans But Still Potent!



Masayoshi Matsumoto Not Only Creates Balloon Sculptures That Depict Live Animals amd Plants, He’s Also Quite Good at Creating Anatomical Balloon Art.

#18 A Giant Japanese Salamander—or at Least What Remains of It.

giant salamander skeleton


#19 Here’s a Bat’s Skeleton…

skeleton bat


#19 A Chameleon’s…



#20 And a Pigeon’s Skeleton—Among Many Others!

pigeon skeleton


#21 Finally, a Jumping Spider That’s at the Top Level of Cuteness!

jumping spider




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