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Game and Anime Characters Reborn as Japanese Scarecrows

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It's late September. In Japan, that means rice is being harvested. And where there are crops, there are scarecrows. Some of them are hardly typical. Thank goodness for that!

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In late summer and early fall, many hold scarecrow festivals. Back in 2012, Kotaku introduced a handful of unique Japanese scarecrows. Here are some of the more interesting ones from this year.

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Not all the scarecrows are game and anime characters. That being said, get ready for lots and lots of Yokai Watch scarecrows!

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[Photo: sachio112708] Here's Totoro and Godzilla.

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[Photo: 20asx] Jibanyan from Yokai Watch.

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[Photo: takaoka] Remember this guy?

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[Photo: konjiro596] This is Komasan from Yokai Watch.

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[Photo: sun53x] Prime Minister Abe and Taro Aso and...Jibanyan.

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[Photo: s_nnm1010] Note that this pic is from last year. But it's great and worth sharing!

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[Photo: MU_6] The sign warns people about traffic accidents-nyan. Jibanyan became a yokai after getting hit by a car.

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To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

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I guess I'm not a weaboo I only recognised two characters. Totoro and a Dragon Ball character.