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Mom turns sleeping child into art

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 - 01:31

Oct. 2 - A Japanese mother uses clothes, vegetable and home sundries to turn her sleeping toddler into photographic works of art. Elly Park reports.

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When the sun goes down and all go to bed a Tokyo mother gets ready for work. After making sure her daughter Nuno is sound asleep, Mami Koide gets creative around her toddler using the floor as her canvas. Everyday items such as clothes, socks and even vegetables turn into fantastic scenery with Nuno as the center star. Koide says the resulting image mirrors her daughter's dreams. She sent her first picture to her bartender husband who is away from home during the night. This late night ritual continued and Koide produced many photographs. She recently published a limited edition book that became an instant hit on Amazon Japan, prompting her publisher to print more copies. But despite the success Koide is worried about one thing - will Nuno approve of her work? SOUNDBITE: 41-year-old Cartoonist and Mother Mami Koide saying (Japanese) "I'm still not confident whether she will be happy and satisfied with what I'm doing without her permission while she is sleeping." For now Nuno seems to be happy in the land of dreams where she is perhaps playing in a field with horses and cats.

Mom turns sleeping child into art

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 - 01:31

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