Straw beasts sweep over Japan

1740

Animal figurines made of straw with eerie postures are displayed in Niigata during the Japanese Wara Festival. The festival celebrates the straw harvest around August 31 each year and closes in November. The figurines are built with wood first, and then filled and furnished with straw.

Have a sneak peek and be careful!

Snake

 

Hippo or Dino

 

Duck

 

Under Construction

 

Dino

 

Grass Hopper

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