Bringing food art to a whole new level: Japanese rice paddy art

by Kelsey
Summers in the U.S. get me excited for fresh summer produce, but in Japanese farming communities, a whole new level of summer excitement arises with the farmers’ agricultural artistry. According to Pink Tentacle (via Serious Eats), these works of art are created in the rice paddies by strategically arranging and growing different colors of rice plants. There are depictions of different warriors and samurais, as well as more traditional images of Japanese gods. The photograph above is the god Fujin in the Inakadate village Amori’s annual rice harvest.

See the original post by Pink Tentacle for more examples of this exquisite (and delicious) art form.

Photo used with permission from Flickr user bebot.

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