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Miniature Contest
Miniature Contest

My favorite things,
my favorite view

The deadline for submission is over.
Thank you for your submissions.

Announcement of award winners

All Submitted Works


From December 2020 to February 2021, SMALL WORLDS TOKYO will hold the first miniature contest.
We set no limitation on materials and scale.
You can create a sophisticated model or “diorama” as well as make a small and cute or precise item using clay or your favorite material.
It will also be fun to present & exhibit your work! We also welcome works from beginners and children.
Even though the miniatures in SMALL WORLDS TOKYO are all in the scale of 1:80, we set no limitation for this contest.
We are looking forward to your wonderful works.

【Important information for participants of the Miniature Contest】

Due to the spread of COVID-19,
the award ceremony of the 1st SMALL WORLDS Miniature Contest (scheduled to be held on March 13) will be canceled.
We sincerely apologize to everyone who has been looking forward to it. Thank you for your understanding.
*The announcement of winners and the award page will be unveiled on March 15 (Mon.).

【Return of Works】
March 17, 2021 (Wed.) ~ April 25, 2021 (Sun.)
Please come to the 【Annual Pass Counter】 during the park hours within the above-mentioned period.
*Please contact us if you cannot come to pick up your work within the above-mentioned period.

Theme for Miniature Contest #1

“My favorite things,
my favorite view”

Submission Requirements

  • ・We accept “miniature” works regardless of used materials and scale (for example, scales such as 1:12 or 1:35).
  • ・You can submit a miniature of a single item or a diorama.
  • ・You can also use plastic models!
  • ・Works shouldn’t be bigger than 30cm in length, 30cm in width and 30cm in height.
  • ・Submitted works should be without motor, electrical devices and sound.


  • ・Be sure to firmly fix all parts so that they won’t come off.
  • ・Bring your diorama after firmly fixing it to the display stand.
  • ・Stick a paper with the work’s title and the creator’s name to the work.
  • ・Write about the highlights of the work you submit on a card about the size of a business card and bring it together with your work.
  • ・We accept only unreleased works. (But they can be published on social media or displayed at exhibitions.)
  • ・Please note that we won’t be responsible for any damage to the work.

How to submit your entry

  • ・Bring your work to the Annual Pass ticket counter on the 3rd floor of SMALL WORLDS TOKYO in the period between December 15, 2020 and February 21, 2021.
    (*) We don’t accept submissions sent by mail.
  • ・The regular price of park’s entrance ticket is ¥2,700. But participants of this contest can buy discounted tickets for ¥1,000.
  • ・After submitting the works, participants of this contest will receive 3 tickets and each ticket can be used to enter the park once for free.
  • ・Download the application form, fill in required information and bring the form together with your work.
  • ・Download the following PDF file to read about the handling of your personal information provided in the application form.

Exhibition of Works

Works will be displayed in the “glass room” next to the workshop area on the 3rd floor of SMALL WORLDS from December 15, 2020 (the start date of accepting submissions) to March 13, 2021.

Miniature Contest Flow

  • Submission
    December 15, 2020 (Tue.)
    February 21, 2021 (Sun.)
  • Winner announcement
    & Award page opening
    March 15, 2021 (Mon.) tentative*The award ceremony was canceled due to the current social situation. Thank you for your understanding.


Gold Award
  • ・¥30,000
  • ・One 1:35 scale figure of the winner
  • ・5 invitation tickets to the park
Silver Award
  • ・¥20,000
  • ・One 1:35 scale figure of the winner
  • ・5 invitation tickets to the park
Bronze Award
  • ・¥10,000
  • ・One 1:35 scale figure of the winner
  • ・5 invitation tickets to the park
  • ・One 1:35 scale figure of the winner
  • ・3 invitation tickets to the park
  • ・Supplementary Prize provided by MORIN CO.LTD
Judge Award
  • ・One 1:35 scale figure of the winner
  • ・3 invitation tickets to the park
General Award
  • ・One 1:35 scale figure of the winner
  • ・3 invitation tickets to the park
  • ・One 1:35 scale figure of the winner
  • ・3 invitation tickets to the park
Junior Award (third grade of junior high school and younger)
  • ・One 1:35 scale figure of the winner
  • ・3 invitation tickets to the park


Ichiyoh Haga

Three-Dimensional Miniature Artisan Born in Tokyo in 1948, Ichiyoh Haga has worked as an artist since 1996. Since then, he has held many solo exhibitions at Shibuya PARCO, Shinjuku Isetan, Ginza Itoya, etc., and participated in various events. His books include “Making a Wooden Locomotives Garage”(published by ebookjapan), a photo book “René le serrurier dans la Résistance” (published by Atelier Third) and other books.

Takuji Yamada

Pro Modeler Born in Hamamatsu City of Shizuoka Prefecture in 1959, Takuji Yamada has been creating product prototypes and dioramas for events as well as presenting his works in model magazines. Apart from holding diorama exhibitions in Shizuoka, Hamamatsu, Tottori, Okinawa and some other places, he also serves as a lecturer in model classes, appears on TV programs and releases collections of works. He won 3 consecutive championships of the Professional Modeler Championship in TV Champion and 5 championships in total. He is known as the “King of Dioramas”.

Kusuo Morii

Cartoonist & Illustrator Graduated from Kuwasawa Design School, Kusuo Morii is now a part-time lecturer at Kuwasawa Design School. He is an artist very fond of Chushingura (The Tale of the 47 Ronin) culture. He is well versed in “The Tale of the 47 Ronin” and even created “Picture Book of the 47 Ronin” and many other works themed upon “The Tale of the 47 Ronin”. His “CHUSINGURA-BUNKA Channel” on YouTube is quite popular. Moreover, he also serves as “Ako City Tourism Ambassador” and “Minato City Tourism Ambassador”.

Yuka Morii

Character Designer, 3D Modeler, Goods Collector Yuka Morii graduated from Kuwasawa Design School and has completed the course in the Graduate School of Tokyo Zokei University. She is now a part-time lecturer at Kuwasawa Design School. “My job is to make small things and treasure them.” Her works include “Supermarket Mania” series (Kodansha), “Morii Yuka no Jushi Nendo de Tsukuru Kawaii! Zakka Mascot” (Kawade Shobo Shinsha). She is also a designer of the popular “Neko Cup”.

Shoji Kawamori

Animation director, Planner, Creator, Screenwriter, Video & Stage producer, Mechanical Designer Shoji Kawamori served as a designer of the TV anime series “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross” and the fighter “Valkyrie” from this series, as well as a director of the animated movie “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?”. As a mechanical designer, he provided his designs for “MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0083: Stardust Memory”, “Ghost in the Shell”, Sony entertainment robot “AIBO ERS-220”, robot “The Powered Suit. DUALIS” from Nissan Dualis commercial and “THUNDERBIRD S” which is a new fighter of “Thunderbirds Are Go”. He is also active in many other fields.
SMALL WORLDS TOKYO Executive Director

Tatsuya Kaneko

In 1977, his diorama was published in a professional model magazine and he debuted as an expert modeler. Since then, for more than 40 years, he has been presenting his works through model magazines, model manufacturers, business commercials, TV programs and project exhibitions. He has also laid an ideal foundation for the Japanese model industry.
SMALL WORLDS TOKYO Executive Director & Person in charge of development planning