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

October 9, 2017

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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? No word what they do with them after the festival is over, but I think we can all agree not setting them on fire would be a waste and almost certainly anger the gods.

Keep going for more shots (including some obligatory people posing with the sculptures), and the video.

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Thanks to Christian, who agrees if the first little pig had crafted his house to look like an alligator maybe the big bad wolf wouldn't have messed with him.

  • digidude

    OH NO! NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES!

  • Talon184

    I bet they'd look even cooler on fire...

  • Some people are so inherently talented they just can't help but make the world a more magical place in the weirdest ways.

    So awesome.

  • Draco Basileus

    I know what I'm doing with all of my grass clippings from now on.

  • Meh

    To imagine there are people who do not love Japan. I can't understand it.

    Did miss Godzilla tho.

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