Or simply the hell of Japanese summer?
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Tokyo scarecrows photographed at night
Empty Japanese scarecrow eyes
The zen-like calm of a Japanese scarecrow?
Japanese scarecrows: A series
Earlier in the summer, a machine wielding mannequin head scarecrow made a solitary appearance. But now, with Tokyo grown rice almost ready to harvest, the main crew have moved in. A somewhat disheveled rabble it has to be said, but their realistic features and vacant stares are as striking as they are unsettling.
Mannequin scarecrow doing manual labour
Much is often made of Japan’s advances in robot technology. Plus of course the work such automatons may eventually do. But way out in west Tokyo, far more basic non-humans are already hard at work.