Hijisai (土祭) Earth Festival

September 11 attended Hijisai (土祭), a festival featuring earth.  The name literally means soil festival. 

Rammed earth stage constructed by Hasado Shuhei-san, a renown plasterer in Japan 

Earthen plastered display


Franck Debouté said...

Hi Kyle , do you have any idea about how they did the rammed earth to have this nice effect ?
Merry Christmas !

Kyle Holzhueter said...

Franck, I saw some photos of Shuhei Hasado scratching the surface with a rake, presumably while the wall still had some moisture in it and was still soft.