Japanese Anime Comes Alive with These Amazing Sand Sculptures

It's summer! Time to hit the beach, get a tan, and look at giant sand sculptures of anime characters. Yay!

In the past few years, sand art has become increasingly popular in Japan with more and more beachfront cities holding sand art festivals. And this being Japan, some of the sand artists look to Japanese history or traditional motifs. Others look to anime. Bless them.

Here's a look at some of the delightful anime inspired sand sculptures that have appeared in places like Ibaraki Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture.

Japanese Anime Comes Alive with These Amazing Sand Sculptures

Totoro and the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro.

Japanese Anime Comes Alive with These Amazing Sand Sculptures

An Ohmu from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

Japanese Anime Comes Alive with These Amazing Sand Sculptures

An Attack on Titan sand sculpture by sand artist Toshihiko Hosaka.

Japanese Anime Comes Alive with These Amazing Sand Sculptures

No-Face from Spirited Away.

Japanese Anime Comes Alive with These Amazing Sand Sculptures

A Laputan robot from Castle in the Sky.

Japanese Anime Comes Alive with These Amazing Sand Sculptures

Here's One Piece.

Japanese Anime Comes Alive with These Amazing Sand Sculptures

While this isn't an anime, it is sand art of Dragon Quest Slimes.

Photos: Namie1107, さくらいるかのブログ, Hitachi, Shiorijp, 茨城最高, Xsurfin, JonMaremi

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