How To Make Hikaru Dorodango (Shiny Mud Balls)

Japanese artforms are often deceptively simple, since they involve activities that look like no big deal but actually take years to master, such as bonsai, sumi-e or the art of creating the perfect sushi roll.

Add to that list the art of hikaru dorodango, literally translated as "shiny mud dumpling"- they look like nothing but shiny balls of mud, but creating hikaru dorodango is a challenging yet enriching experience.

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This video is part of P2 Photography's series Buck The Cubicle, "featuring people who get out, get dirty and find inspiration in all manner of offbeat occupations."

And here's an instructional video from the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership series Make Your Way showing how you can get started making your own hikaru dorodango.

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-Via Boing Boing


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