japanese rice paddy art
jul 23, 2010
japanese rice paddy art

japanese historical figures warrior monk ‘benkei’ and warrior ‘ushiwakamaru engaging in their famous gozyou battle
image via pinktentacle




annually, the rice fields of the aamori perfecture town of inakadate, japan are covered with large scale characters as part of the japanese rice paddy festival. art submissions from all over japan are accepted. then farmers strategically plant different types of rice  grains to achieve different hues, which results in various artistic images on the farmland.

‘benkei‘ detail
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‘benkei‘ at ground level
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image via asahara777



image via boko999

farmers maintaining ‘ushiwakamaru
image via ito1959

ushiwakamaru at ground level
image via boko999

samurai keiji maeda in yonezawa (yamagata prefecture)
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samurai keiji maeda at at ground level
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