Pic: Japanese Rice Paddy Artistry

Pic: Japanese Rice Paddy Artistry
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 22 july 2009

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Not to be confused with the American mysticism of crop circles, rice paddy artistry is the intentional act of using the field as canvas, creating large-scale artworks by arranging different varieties of rice plants. These stunning pieces serve as a point of pride amongst farming communities throughout the Japanese countryside. Historically, the largest and most intricate come from the village of Inakadate located in the Aomori prefecture. The aerial photos above, depict a Sengoku-period warrior alongside Napoleon, while the images below capture the fine level of detail used to produce these massive portraits.

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