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A Tatebanko Box

Here is an empty box project that you can download and put together so you can make your own tatebanko paper diorama project.


The Tatebanko Box

This box is very simple to make and it gives you a great way to start in the art of paper dioramas. You simply print it out, cut out the pieces, glue them to some kind of a card stock and assemble it together. Instructions for assembly are in the printout. I recommend you use a very thin card stock like the kind that they make manila envelopes or folders out of. Cereal box cardboard will work but it's a bit thick and will prove a little bit of a challenge. You shouldn't just use the print out paper though it will be too flimsy.


Tatebanko Castle

Note: If you came this page directly from a search engine and would like a complete tatebanko project to make I have a tatebanko castle that you can download, print and put together. The Tatebanko Castle


begin assembly of the box

Here is a basic picture of how you start this project. You would glue all your various scene pieces to the base first. Once you have that done you would then build the box around it by beginning with the back piece as shown. My base has nothing on it .


The worksheet to download

Here is the packet you can download and print out. It is in Microsoft Word format The Tatebanko Box workbook

I also have the Tatebanko box as a pdf for you to download and print



paper diorana

Paper diorama Kit - Tatebanko: Hokusai



Make a Chamber of Wonders Paper Diorama (Tatebanko)

A chamber of wonders is an actual place they used to have for showing off wonders of the world. This one is based on an actual chamber re-created in a museum. I give you everything you need. Print it up, cut it out and put it together. Make a chamber of wonders paper diorama


Adventure Time Tatebanko

Adventure Time Tatebanko

Here's a tatebanko that's exciting and full of adventure. Based upon the television show adventure time we have made a tatebanko that is fun and exciting to create. This is a great project for the whole family. Adventure Time Tatebanko


Halloween Tatebanko 2

Halloween Tatebanko 2

This is a fun little tatebanko project that is complete. You can download the packet, print it up and put it together. This is a haunted house tatebanko, which makes for a great Halloween project. Halloween Tatebanko 2


You shall not pass tatebanko

You shall not pass tatebanko

You shall not pass tatebanko, this is with Gandalf and the Balrog on the Bridge. This project also has a bonus little section on the back.


Rapunzel Paper Diorama

Make a Rapunzel Paper Diorama (Tatebanko)

Here is an easy scene from the Grimm fairy tale Rapunzel that you can make. I give you everything in the template. You print it up and put it together. Make a Rapunzel Paper Diorama


Tatebanko WIzards Sanctum

Make a Tatebanko Wizard's Sanctum (paper diorama)

Tatebanko is the Japanese art of paper dioramas and it is quite wonderful. I have the packet all set for you. Download it, print it and put this paper diorama together. Make a Tatebanko Wizard's Sanctum


Tatebanko Astronomer - Make an easy stop motion animation paper diorama

Tatebanko Astronomer

This is a fun little animation project that uses the ancient japanese art of paper dioramas (tatebanko)- yet moves. I show you how. The Tatebanko Astronomer.