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.

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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. 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?
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Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

Matsumoto’s creations go back to prehistoric times too
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Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

It’s not just animals either!
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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.!
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Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

OK, now he’s just showing off.
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Source: Masayoshi Matsumoto/Facebook

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
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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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