Each year in the rural areas of Kagawa and Niigata Prefectures of Japan after the rice harvest are piles of straw. One day someone came up with the idea of using the same techniques traditionally used to build straw roofs, local artists instead build animals on wooden frames. The idea was picked up by the master and straw sculptures began to hold festivals, exhibitions of his creations. The most famous place in Kagawa Prefecture and Niigata.
These are all truly amazing works of art!!! I can’t imagine how much time and effort must’ve been invested into each of these awesome straw art creations! My favorites are the Easter Island looking head, the elephant, sumo wrestler…oh well I actually love them all =)!
Well they have created Sharknado already so why not a Strawshark horror film?=P
Look how large these are! This gorilla is awesome!
It’s like a shaggy elephant~♥…so cute!
This turtle’s amazing too!
Now I’m not exactly sure…but I think it’s a kangaroo?…must be I just realized the pouch ^^.
Huh?….a house/shack monster?
What’s also really cool about these art structures is that people can actually get onto them, really shows just how sturdy their frames are.
Rhino? Or is some sort of dinosaur? =)
Great looking plane!….and there must be a cockpit you can get into there.
And there’s what I think is a tribute to those amazing head statues on Easter Island!
Sumo anyone?…complete with a ring too ^^.
Can’t enlarge the print here enough to be able to read the tinier text but I’m thinking this tank’s modeled after an actual wartime tank.
And lastly it could either be the Sphinx? or a samurai in head gear? or just some dude wearing a hat or something =P.