Giant Straw Dinosaurs Invade Japan’s Fields

by ChinaBambi

If harvest gives you wara (rice straw), you make a wara art festival! For the 2015 festival, the good people of Niigata even made a dinosaur! The Wara Art Festival, also known as Star Art Festival, is held every year near Niigata in the prefecture of the same name, on the 31st of August. This year, the people have build a roaring T-rex, a much more docile triceratops, a massive crab and the fiercest predator of all, a floating, straw rubber duck.

Over the years, the festival artists have built depictions of giant gorillas, temples and whales. The sculptures start from a wood frame, to which tubing and other shape-giving materials are attached. For examples, dinosaur eyes are actually straw hats. I’m now waiting for them to make a full sized replica of a Gundam, because it’s Japan, after all.

More info: city.niigata.lg.jp (h/t: rocketnews24) Via: Demilked

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-681

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-21

Image source: amymauscd

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-683

Image source: kiyukatawani

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-669

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-668

Image source: amymauscd

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-17

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-680

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-677

Image source: agedashi0210

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-671

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-670

Image source: Ruki40788274

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-12

Image source: amymauscd

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-666

Image source: amymauscd

dinosaur-straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-2015-niigata-japan-674

Image source: yuko_vitzksp90

I think my Mum and Stepdad should do this the next time their field needs to de-straw

VB
X

logo2

instagram Screen Shot 2014-08-10 at 5.49.59 PM twitter tumblr_logo_white_blue_512 youtube-icon-red Unknown 851584_10151590879154801_1364805635_n

Advertisements