It's late September. In Japan, that means rice is being harvested. And where there are crops, there are scarecrows. Some of them are hardly typical. Thank goodness for that!
In late summer and early autumn, many hold scarecrow festivals. Back in 2012, Kotaku introduced a handful of unique Japanese scarecrows. Here are some of the more interesting ones from this year.
Not all the scarecrows are game and anime characters. That being said, get ready for lots and lots of Yokai Watch scarecrows!
Picture: sachio112708 Here's Totoro and Godzilla.
Picture: 20asx Jibanyan from Yokai Watch.
Picture: konjiro596 This is Komasan from Yokai Watch.
Picture: sun53x Prime Minister Abe and Taro Aso and...Jibanyan.
Picture: s_nnm1010 Note that this pic is from last year. But it's great and worth sharing!
Picture: MU_6 The sign warns people about traffic accidents-nyan. Jibanyan became a yokai after getting hit by a car.