Monday, May 24, 2010

Rice field Art in Japan

Now as you look at the picture below. It is just a normal rice field right? But as you scroll down.. you'll see how how amazing this process is.

Stunning crop art has sprung up across rice fields in Japan. But this is no alien creation - the designs have been cleverly planted. Farmers creating the huge displays use no ink or dye. Instead, different colours of rice plants have been precisely and strategically arranged and grown in the paddy fields.
As summer progresses and the plants shoot up, the detailed artwork begins to emerge.The largest and finest work is grown in the Aomori village of Inakadate, 600 miles north of Toyko, where the tradition began in 1993. The village has now earned a reputation for its agricultural artistry and this year the enormous pictures of Napoleon and a Sengoku-period warrior, both on horseback, are visible in a pair of fields adjacent to the town hall.

More than 150,000 vistors come to Inakadate, where just 8,700 people live, every summer to see the extraordinary murals.
Eye level view of the rice crop.

Below are more picture of the Crop Arts.


  1. The JApanese are really crazy bunch of people! They are so insanely smart.

  2. wow this is super cool! thanks for sharing!

  3. omg, those are amazinggg!! i thought it was photoshoped until i read what you saidd!! crazyyyy stuff!

  4. i know right? The Japaneses are so talented. Haha