Sep 10, 2016


Straw monsters invade Niigata

In Niigata Prefecture, every summer they have an annual Straw Art Festival (Wara Art Matsuri or わらアート祭り) where they put on display massive sculptures made of straw. This year’s one was held last weekend. Here are some highlights, take a look.


Before they start covering it with straw, they first make a wooden skeleton. Obviously, this takes a lot of time and planning.

A Japanese festival like this wouldn’t be complete without some kind of a mascot. And here it is — Chikin Ramen mascot Hiyoko who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Photos by Wara Art Matsuri.

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