The longest wooden bench measured 653.02 m (2,142 ft 5.4 in) and was built by Mikio Tanaka (Japan), Mayor of Nanto City and President of Inami International Wooden Sculpture Camp. The bench was constructed in front of the Inami Zuisenji Temple in Nanto City, Toyama, Japan, on 28 August 2011.
The concept of the bench was designed by design students from the University of Toyama. The design of the bench is a dragon. On the dragon's body, they used wooden planks (2 m; 6 ft 6.74 in long, 30 cm; 11.81 in wide, 3.3 cm; 1.3 in high) and asked children of nursery school age through to University students to draw on planks that had been assigned to them. The background colour was blue, with the drawings made in yellow, orange, green, red, purple, pink, white, light blue, and black. The images depicted flowers, animals, sakura, hanabi, sports objects, butterflies, kids, rainbows, food, sea creatures, handprints, waves, the city, country flags, the symbol of Nanto City and words like "Ganbare Nippon" and "I love Japan" (to commemorate the victims of the March 2011 earthquake). All planks were nailed to the base log (30 cm; 11.81 in wide and 25 cm; 9.84 in high). There were over 5,000 people who came to the event to see their planks coming together as one (out of a population of about 9,800!)
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