art :: painted fields of rice

16 years ago a group of farmers in Japan began creating 'murals' by planting rice in different colors in Japanese paddy fields. The 'Paddy art' was started as a project to revitalise the local economy. Each year hundreds of villagers and other volunteers help plant the four different colored varieties of rice in the vast fields, planting purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru roman variety. The rice is planted in May and the creations bloom to their best in September .


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Painting the land - it's JUST COOL!

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Anonymous said...

Wshat an incredible idea--to sprout tiny grains of rice to grow into plants that paint gigantic murals on the Earth!