A giant replica of the famous Mona Lisa painting was made on Sunday in Soka, in the prefecture of Saitama, in 24,000 sembees – a traditional dish – and is certified as the largest mosaic in the world made from biscuits, says Kyodo.
In an attempt to localize the local specialty & # 39; & # 39; Soka Sembei & # 39; & # 39; to promote abroad, about two hundred inhabitants of the place north of Tokyo have gathered in a gym since Saturday and used them & # 39; sembei & # 39; with seven different colors – with flavors such as soy sauce, matcha green tea or sugar – to compose the replica of the famous artwork of Leonardo da Vinci.
The last cookies were added on Sunday, among those who contributed as mayor of the place. The final mosaic measures 13 meters long and 9 meters wide.
Representatives of Guinness World Records are certified.
"It was fun," said a 7-year-old girl, Mei Hamano, who participated in the record with her family. & # 39;& # 39; It is amazing that you can take a picture of yourself& # 39; & # 39; she added, according to Kyodo.
After confirming the success, the replica was quickly disassembled and the cookies were offered for free.