Japanese artist Kazuaki Harada makes playful automata that use seemingly simple movements to complete complex tasks. He studied with master automata-maker, Matt Smith, and now creates his own fun creations often incorporating figure and narrative.
In the video below, Harada demonstrates a hilariously simple mechanism that lifts a bucket of soap until it touches a tube which proceeds to blow a bubble. The tension is beautiful as the bubble carefully releases from its origin. See this and more in the GIFs below and follow Harada’s newest work on Instagram.