Okada Summer Festival: Chainsaw Carving

Okada area, Miyagino-ku, Sendai

 

The Okada Summer Festival was held on August 13, 2011.

Here you can see chainsaw carving conducted at the site.

Preparations for chainsaw carving (/articles/3347/)

Images from the Okada Summer Festival (http://recorder311.smt.jp/movie/9494/)

 

Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival

 

 

A net is erected around the site in preparation for flying wood chips and unexpected problems.

Okada Summer Festival

 

 

Once they begin to carve, the schoolyard resounds with the sound of chainsaws.

Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival

 

 

They are able to carve great detail. Some people seem to use different-sized chainsaws for different tasks. I did not know that chainsaws are able to perform such elaborate workmanship.

Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival
Okada Summer Festival

 

 

The completed works were provided freely to those who wished to have one. Because there were so many people the recipients were chosen by lottery.

Okada Summer Festival

 

 

Coverage Cooperator:
Ganbappe Okada No Kai (Society of Stand Up Okada)