Amazing art in Japanese rice fields
When you visit Japan you expect to find rice fields. But did you expect to see art in the fields as well?
In 1993, the people of Inakadate, Aomori in Japan were looking for a way to revitalize their village. When they discovered that rice has been grown in the area for over 200 years they decided to start a rice field behind the town hall with a giant picture in it.
For the first nine years, the farmers created a simple picture of Mount Iwaki. But now, every April villagers meet up and decide what this years picture is going to be. Before the farmers start planting the rice they sketch out designs of the figures on the computer to figure out where to plant which rice. Tamboāto Station was specially built to serve an area famous for rice paddy art in Inakadate, Aomori.