Straw animals

Every year students at Japan’s Musashino Art University use leftover rice straw to make giant animal sculptures. Here are some of them, with a time-lapse video of making the straw lion

You can see the other animals here.

5 Comments

  1. Randy schenck
    Posted October 6, 2017 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Very nice. There will always be a lot of rice straw in Japan.

  2. Derek Freyberg
    Posted October 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    The festival is at Uwasekigata Park in Niigata City, and the sculptures (which went up at the beginning of September) are apparently up until the end of October.

    • Mark R.
      Posted October 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

      Then the Burning Lion festival!

  3. ploubere
    Posted October 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Very cool!

    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted October 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

      Ditto. I love them.


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