Japanese Rice Art

Japanese Rice Art [not my image]


Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety. This year’s creation — a pair of grassy reproductions of famous woodblock prints from Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji — has begun to appear (above). It will be visible until the rice is harvested in September.

Related Japanese awesomeness: rolling tires down a ski jump. As DY notes, “Fact: lab coats = SCIENCE.”

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