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These Giant Animal Sculptures Are Made From Rice Straw

The Niigata prefecture in Northern Japan, is known for its rice paddies and rice production. Around this fall season, rice harvest occurs and so does the Wara Art Festival, as it’s a creative collaboration between the city’s tourism division and the Musashino Art University that has taken place in the city since 2008. Since then, […]

Check out these impressive Japanese straw sculptures

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Wara straw art festival in Japan uses rice straw to create these enormous animal sculptures. (more…)

This Year's Wara Art Festival Giant Straw Animals From Japan

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

These are several shots and a video of the giant animals created from rice straw leftover from harvest at the Wara Art Festival in Niigata City, Japan (previously: 2015's dinosaur inspired straw sculptures). Impressive, aren't they?Show More Summary

Wara Art Festival 2017 Time-Lapse

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The Wara Art Festival in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture is a showcase for art, but it's also a harvest festival. Giant sculptures are constructed of rice straw leftover for this year's rice harvest. The Wara Art Festival all started in 2006...Show More Summary

Incredible Animal Sculptures Made Out of Rice Straw for the 2017 Wara Art Festival in Northern Japan

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A post shared by Nicholas Manga (@nicholasmanga) on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:09am PDT Every year for the past ten years, students from Musashino Art University and local artists in the Niigata prefecture in Northern Japan build incredible animal sculptures out of rice straw. The sculptures are currently on display through October 31, 2017 at...

Japan’s annual Wara Art Festival (previously featured here), one...

Japan’s annual Wara Art Festival (previously featured here), one of our favorite signs that autumn has returned, is now underway at Uwasekigata Park. “Wara” is the Japanese term for rice straw. It’s what remains after the rice harvest. Show More Summary

Straw Dinos, Snakes, and Insects Amaze at Wara Art Festival

This Japanese artist takes “straw art” to an entirely new level. Every year, the Niigata Prefecture in Japan holds a very special harvest festival every 31st of August. the “Warafestival, or rice-straw festival, encourages local artists to set their hand to turning humble straw into gargantuan works of art. All it takes is a […]

Japan’s Straw Monsters

Every year, Japan’s Niigata Prefecture takes leftover straw from the rice harvest into art. The Wara Art Festival showcases these impressive creations, which typically take the form of huge animals and monsters. Photos by @amymauscd, @kiyukatawani and @waraartmatsuri.

Gigantic straw dinosaurs take over Japanese fields

Why bundle up your leftover straw into bales when you can build amazing dinosaurs instead? That’s what residents of Japan’s Niigata Prefecture did for the Wara Art Festival, an annual event that takes place at the end of August. Every...Show More Summary

Giant straw dinosaur sculptures take over Japanese field

A Japanese artist has a clever use for straw left over after rice harvests — dinosaur sculptures. Amy Goda is reportedly the artist behind the sculptures, crafting them out of wooden frames and rice straw for the Wara Art Festival. See...Show More Summary

Welcome to September! In Japan this mean the rice harvest has...

Welcome to September! In Japan this mean the rice harvest has begun. That also means that it’s time for the annual Wara Art Festival (previously featured here and here)! “Wara” is the Japanese term for rice straw, which is what’s left behind in great amounts after the rice grains are harvested. Show More Summary

This Just In: Straw Monsters Ravaging Japan

2 years agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: amymauscd) Every year, in the Niigata Prefecture of Japan, people build enormous, often frightening creatures made of straw. It's part of the Wara Art Festival. Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku has a roundup of some of the best and most ferocious straw monsters now menacing Japan. Show More Summary

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