Quite what the collective noun for scarecrows is remains unclear, yet the birds in this particular part of western Tokyo must be especially problematic, with a gaggle or even a scourge of scarecrows sent out to protect the harvest.
But no ordinary bird scarers mind, as heading the horde is a sport-sponsored sentinel.
To, ahem, cover all bases however, the inclusion of this effigy of an elderly lady complete with liberally applied make-up appears to have been deemed necessary.
And it being a farm and all that, omitting a copy of a country gent would have been inconceivable.
The final addition of a disturbing looking dancer completing the crowd, its freaky face almost enough to scare off both birds and humans alike.
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