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Guinness World Records largest ‘puto’ mosaic is from Calasiao, Pangasinan

The “puto” mosaic of Calasiao, Pangasinan landed in the Guinness World Records.

It currently holds the record of the largest “puto” (rice cake) mosaic in the whole world.

Fukushima, Japan formerly held the record on August 2, 2012.

Calasiao Pangasinan rice cake mosaic
Photo source: The Philippine Star

Based on the report from Inquirer, Mayor Joseph Arman Bauzon announced this on Sunday.

The people in Calasiao did the record-breaking event last year during the
Puto Festival celebration.

85 volunteers worked three shifts to put together 320,000 pieces of rice cake. They recreated in the mosaic an image of a man feeding his grandson with puto.

Rice cakes were placed on 70 identical tables and volunteers spent three days in an air-conditioned gymnasium in doing this.

Then, the tables were carefully brought out to the town plaza and pieced together to create the mosaic.

The local government of Calasiao bought the rice cakes from 30 local makers as a way of giving back to them. After all, they made their town popular because of their industry.

Based on the report, the mosaic measured 209.37 square meters, almost four times larger than the 64-sq. m. rice cake mosaic in Fukushima.

“The difficult part of the mosaic was composing the layout, to determine what colors would be used in each of the tables. It took us five days to accomplish that,” the Mayor of Calasiao, Pangasinan shared.

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