Massive Straw Dinosaurs at Japanese Festival

Left over straw from rice harvests

Rice-straw dinosaur sculptures
Niigata Prefecture from Japan has thought of a novel way to bring back to life the left over straw from rice harvests. Every year on the 31 of August a “wara”, the rice-straw festival, is held across Japan. In this festival local artists build elaborate straw sculptures using wooden frames. Amy Goda, an upcoming local artist, has gained fame for her spectacular rice-straw dinosaur sculptures. Her massive creatures have gone viral and made the Wara Art Festival an online sensation. Visitors still hoping to catch a glimpse of these unique sculptures can go to Uwasekigata Park in Niigata City’s Nishikan Ward, where they will remain until the beginning of November.



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