Have you seen this before? A colleague of mine showed me these pictures yesterday. Believe it or not, this is actually real fields of rice.
It’s called “tanbo art” (田んぼアート) or “rice paddy art”. Different species of rice have different shades and by planting them strategically, motives appear for those who watch from a distance! Usually, hundreds of farmers helps each other out to make these quite unique artwork.
The rice is planted in the spring and gets harvested in the fall and as you can see in the video below, the rise changes color and in the end it’s really beautiful.
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