Japan's Amazing Straw Beasts

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In the rural areas of the Kagawa and Niigata Prefectures of Japan, it’s common to build huge sculptures out of straw. Using the same techniques traditionally used to build straw roofs, local artists instead build animals on wooden frames. Brian Ashcraft, Kotaku’s resident expert on all things Japanese, has a fun photo-packed post on the subject.


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