Mitsuhiko Imamori’s first foray into the world of paper cuts was during his elementary school days. Mitsuhiko Imamori was — and is — a nature enthusiast, and during those childhood years, he spent endless hours cutting bugs, birds, plants, and other natural forms out of paper.

His scissors were laid to rest for about thirty years before he began to make paper cuts again. He has since become famous not only for his paper cuts but also for his photography.

From August 17, a collection of his paper cut art from the past fifteen years can be viewed at Museum “Eki” Kyoto, located on the 7th floor of the Isetan Department Store in Kyoto Station. The exhibition is titled “Magic Scissors: The Paper Cuts of Mitsuhiko Imamori.”