Rice is harvested during fall, and the process leaves a bunch of straw behind that has no real purpose. That is, unless someone wants to make art off of it.
These straw sculptures are giant beasts created in the Kagawa and Niigata Prefecture of Japan, where the biggest “straw art festivals” (yes, that’s a thing!) happen.
The Japanese seem to always get us in the west in awe of what they can do with a few resources, and minimal stuff but real talent (that’s not necessarily a negative stereotype, right?). And we are the lucky ones, as we get to enjoy these creations via these pictures.
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