Japanese Artists Continue The Tradition Of Rice Harvest Season By Creating Gigantic Straw Sculptures
Autumn is a rice harvest season in Japan. Every year, farmers make sure that the leftover rice straw, known as “wara”, does not go to waste. From feeding the cattle to improving the soil, the straw finds its purpose. In particular, Niigata province has a very creative way of using these leftover rice husks by hosting an annual event called “Wara Art Festival”. Continue reading »
Kendra Poma hosts the Homemade Harvest Food Swap at her house in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. About a dozen cottage food producers display their food items to trade and sample each other’s homemade goods. It happens four times a year.
Vanessa Toy, left, of Pleasanton, talk about her food items as hostess Kendra Poma, second from left, and others look on during the Homemade Harvest Food Swap held at Poma’s house in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. The food swap brings together cottage food producers to trade and sample each other’s homemade goods. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Continue reading »