Every year, a coastal region of Japan shows that you can make more with straw than just haybales. The
This popular event originated several years ago when the farmers of Nishikan Ward (formerly Iwamuro village) were seeking a way to dispose of unused straw from the rice harvest. It ultimately led to a partnership with
This year’s sculptures are on view at Uwasekigata Park until the end of October. You can also see the work from previous festivals in their
Japan’s 13th annual Wara Art Festival features massive sculptures of animals made from rice straw.
The statues will be on view at Uwasekigata Park until October 31.