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While most mothers catch up on household chores or spend time to themselves when their babies are asleep, Mami Koide gets creative and turns her sleeping daughter into a living form of art.
Using the floor as her canvas, the 41-year-old mother and cartoonist from Tokyo turn everyday items such as clothes and even vegetables into beautiful scenery, with her daughter Nuno as the center star.
Once everything is in place, she takes a photograph to capture the moment.
Koide says the resulting images are based on what she thinks her daughter is dreaming about.
This ritual first started as a way to update her husband -- a bartender who is away from home during the night -- about their child.
"When I look at these pictures during my work at night, I'm assured that she's fine, and I think that I should work hard to make this girl happy," remarked Nuno's father in an interview.
These photos eventually grew into a collection of around 200 images and went on to become a bestselling illustrated book.