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Wara Art Festival


Annual Wara Art Festival held in Niigata, Japan. Through the end of November, you can see a number of massive straw sculptures nestled in a field in the country's Niigata Prefecture—dinosaurs, a giant crab, even a stately praying mantis. Amy Goda, a local artist, has been turning leftover straw from the region's annual rice harvest into works of art since 2013. Since then, the Internet has caught wind of her work, turning the event into a months-long exhibit open to the public.

 

Earlier Event: August 28
MELOTTI RICE FESTIVAL
Later Event: September 17
Lowcountry Rice Culture Forum 2015