Japanese Are Polishing Dirt Balls To Perfection, And The Result Is So Satisfying


Japanese schoolchildren sometimes do things differently than they do in the United States and elsewhere in the world. This can clearly be seen in a pastime that is known as Dorodango. This pastime makes a shiny ball out of mud and dirt and it is more beautiful than you could possibly imagine.


‘Hikaru dodorango’ is translated as ‘shiny dumpling’. The spheres, which are highly polished, have been amazing and amusing people on the Internet. When you see them completed, it looks like one of the most satisfying things you could do in your life.

First, you collect soil

Separate all the rocks from the soil

Shape the ball

Add layers slowly

It takes about 30 minutes to do this part

Now you can start relaxing as you shape the ball perfectly.

Be careful you don’t crack it

Leave it dry in a plastic bag for 20 minutes

Repeat the process several times before polishing

And polishing…

It will look something like this

The color is different, depending upon the soil that is used

This is a relaxing DIY project. People are falling in love with it.

They are sharing these creations on social media


Many people enjoy doing it as a group exercise

Watch this video for instructions on how to make a shiny ball of dirt:



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