Perhaps the real question is: Did an Osaka station attendant miss their true calling?

We’ve seen some amazing displays of public art in Japan, including at train stations. In fact, one of the most recent of these installments, found at Nishi-Umeda Station in Osaka, is said to be so amazing that it’s attracting people to the station just to take a look at the art itself.

Japanese Twitter user @soichih0213 shared a photo of the rumored display which went viral soon after. The art features an impressive rendition of a train arriving at a platform, but upon closer inspection, it’s apparent that the picture is actually composed of thousands of tiny objects painstakingly arranged to create a composite image.

Can you identify what these minuscule objects are before enlarging the photos below?

That’s right–the composite is composed of thousands of punched-out train ticket holes! According to the informational posters beside the picture, one station attendant created the image by arranging both the front (light) and back (dark) sides of the ticket holes using tweezers. This labor of love apparently took 300 hours to complete and utilized 153,600 ticket holes. A single artist’s comment accompanies the work:

“I’ll never do this again.”

We’d be extremely inclined to take their word for it if not for the fact that a second similarly constructed composite image can be found not far from the first which makes use of an even more astounding 174,720 ticket holes:

The artist’s comment this time? “Oops, I did it again…”

Source/Featured image: Twitter/@soichih0213