Iconic Anime Spacecraft Recreated In Straw

Image: Academy Productions, Group TAC, Yomiuri TV, kurage52natsu21
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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.

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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.

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