In Japan, they got to the dirt: the Japanese polish balls from the ground to a perfect shine
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Dorodango is a traditional pastime for Japanese schoolchildren, which has now grown to the status of a separate art form hikaru ("shining"). The basis for dorodango is made from earth moistened with water, and brought to perfection and a glossy surface.
The dorodango process is meditative and brings unprecedented satisfaction. A solid core or base is made from ordinary earth with water, then smaller particles of earth are applied layer by layer. The resulting ball must be dried, for example, by sealing in a plastic bag. As soon as the earth sphere becomes strong enough, it can be polished.
Before that, we wrote about the Japanese obsession with polishing aluminum foil balls, but now we are sure that dorodango is even cooler. It is much more difficult to make a perfect polished ball out of ordinary earth and dirt.
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The long-forgotten hobby of dorodango has become popular again thanks to Professor of psychology Fumio Kayo, who specializes in children's games.
First you need to collect the land.
Then separate the stones from the soil.
And start forming the core.
We add layer after layer of earth.
The process takes at least half an hour.
Especially people relax when they perfect the shape of the ball.
However, at this stage, the ball is very vulnerable, so you need to handle it as carefully as possible.
Then the ball is left for 20 minutes in a plastic bag.
After the ball is dried (repeat the trick with the bag several times), the polishing process begins.
As a result, the ball turns out like this.
The color depends on the type of soil.
People all over the world are massively falling in love with dorodango.
And this is a great option for group classes.