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creepy or cool? chika usui photographs japanese scarecrows

creepy or cool? chika usui photographs japanese scarecrows

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For this young photographer, scarecrows are a lifetime obsession.

We can all agree that there’s something unnerving about scarecrows, right? Well, Chika Usui once got lost in a forest and stumbled across an entire village of the straw-filled lunatics. Instead of being traumatised for life, she decided to embark on a lifelong fascination and now takes photographs in a range of scenarios: at school, having tea, waiting for a bus… all surrounded by scarecrows. We admire her dedication to her craft and, look, everyone has their coping mechanisms.

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