The Wara

Places to go: Niigata Prefecture, Japan!

In September and October, this is where you can go to see the amazing sculptures made from rice straw during the wara, or rice straw festival, which takes place every year on August 31st.

The most famous artist associated with the wara currently is  Amy Goda, whose rice straw sculptures have become famous online. Visitors who want to see, photograph and interact with her straw art sculptures can see them at Uwasekigata Park in Niigata City’s Nishikan Ward, where they are typically on view until the first week of November.

More information and cool images at Bored Panda.


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