Straw Dinosaurs Appear In Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

It's September. In Japan that means rice is being harvested across the country. It also means straw art. Picture: amymauscd

After the grains are harvested, rice straw ("wara" in Japanese) is left behind. In Niigata Prefecture, however, locals have been turning that rice straw into art with a yearly Wara Art Festival.

Bringing these giant beasts, not all of which are dinosaurs, to life is not easy!

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

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Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

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Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Picture: Ruki40788274

While not a dinosaur, this does appear to be a giant enemy crab.

Twitter user agedashi0210 captures the wonderful detail that goes into each sculpture.

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Picture: agedashi0210

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Picture: agedashi0210

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Picture: agedashi0210

Back in 2013, Kotaku first introduced these festivities, and this year's straw sculptures are as impressive as ever. Maybe even more so!

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Picture: satoshi700203

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Picture: amymauscd

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Picture: yuko_vitzksp90

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Picture: amymauscd

Straw Dinosaurs Appear in Japanese Fields, Try To Eat Humans

Picture: kiyukatawani


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