Miroku Waterfall Painted in Excel [Limited Edition]


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The Miroku Waterfal, located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, is named after a Buddhist priest who fasted while praying to save people from poor crop. Capturing the mystical waterfall in autumnal colors is artist Tatsuo Horiuchi, who creates Japanese seasonal landscapes using only Microsoft® Excel. The spreadsheet tool, typically reserved for financial analysis and bookkeeping, is fantastically transformed into an artistic tool.

In an exclusive collaboration with Mr. Horiuchi, Spoon & Tamago is proud to present his first ever artwork to be sold outside Japan. Miroku Waterfall is available as a limited edition of 50 prints.  


  • Designer: Tatsuo Horiuchi (堀内辰男)
  • Dimensions: 20" x 23" (paper)  19.5" x 13.5" (image size)
  • Digitally printed on heavyweight Fuji matte paper
  • Numbered limited edition of 50
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Meet the artist: “I never used Excel at work but I saw other people making pretty graphs and thought, ‘I could probably draw with that,’” says 74-year old Tatsuo Horiuchi. About 14 years ago, shortly before retiring, Horiuchi decide he needed a new challenge in his life. So he bought a computer and began experimenting with Excel. “Graphics software is expensive but Excel comes pre-installed in most computers,” explained Horiuchi. “And it has more functions and is easier to use than Microsoft Paint.”

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