Making Shiny Balls Of Mud Is A Surprisingly Beautiful Art Form

Making Shiny Balls of Mud Is a Surprisingly Beautiful Art Form

Video: Mix a little dirt and mud, shape it with your hands and out pops a beautiful shiny mud ball that's actually the Japanese art of Hikaru Dorodango. It takes so much more work than that, of course, but it really looks like a person is just (skilfully) playing with mud. And then you see the finished product and see the uniqueness of each dorodango's surface and they look like their own little planets. P2 Photography writes:

Bruce Gardner excels at the Japanese art of Hikaru Dorodango, or "Shiny Dumpling". He first learned about the practice from the sci-fi writer William Gibson, and the rest is history. Bruce is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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    Mythbusters did this with poo years ago. Yep, they made it shine.

    "Hikaru Dorodango, or “Shiny Dumpling”" I belive dorodango actually translates as "Mud dumpling", so "Shining Mud-dumpling". Maybe there's a beter Japanese speaker who can comment?

    Gotta try this but looks like I'm gonna have to do research because there's scant all information on how you do it in the video.

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