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Every Year Japanese Art Students Get Together and Make Giant Animals Out of Straw

Since 2008, students from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo have travelled to Niigata City, Japan to create huge sculptures made from straw (featured previously) for the Wara Art Festival.

The giant straw sculptures are built atop large wooden frames which serve as the base for the woven straw artworks. The festival also features kite flying, a miniature market and other events. It’s a huge hit with kids and parents as people get to interact with the sculptures, taking photos and playing in the open fields.

Below you will find highlights from year’s festival. You can see works from previous years in our feature gallery from 2015. You can learn more about the festival at the official site as well as their Facebook page.

Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook
Photograph via Wara Art on Facebook

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/10/wara-art-festival-japan-highlights/

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