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Each year, folks in the town of Chikuzen, Japan, create sculptures out of rice straw to mark the fall harvest. Previously, they made a Godzilla statue. This year, they’ve brought Space Battleship Yamato to life.

According to Nico Nico, the rice straw version is over 54 feet long and at most 15 feet high.


The rice straw recreation is outfitted with an LED light for nighttime illumination.


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The rice straw Space Battleship Yamato will be on display until next January.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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