Giant Straw Dinosaurs Invade Japanese Fields

Niigata Prefecture, Japan, has a unique way of recycling straw left over from the rice harvest. A “wara” or rice-straw festival is held every year, where local artists build elaborate straw sculptures over wooden frames. The frames allow the statues to be larger and let spectators interact with them. Other materials are attached, including eyesmade with straw hats. Amy Goda, a local artist, has gained fame for her spectacular rice-straw dinosaur sculptures which attract visitors to the festival every year.

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