Yokohama City, Japan based fisherman and artist Iori Tomita preserves and dyes dead marine animals in a series he calls “New World Transparent Specimens.” The process of transforming these decaying creatures into beautifully preserved specimens is quite tedious and involves the use of several chemicals and dyes. Of course after creating more than 5,000, he’s got the process down. Some of his specimens are available for sale in select stores, but unfortunately cannot be purchased outside of Japan. Most of the ones sold in stores are fish, squid and shrimp, and cost approximately $20-$200.
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