15 Insane Works Of Japanese Rice Field Art

It’s rice art festival season in Japan again. Holy hell, how do they do this?

1. Every summer, at this time of the year, a quarter million tourists take scenic trains to gaze at the rice art festival in Aomori, Northern Honshu.


5. The tradition started in Inakadate, a village of 8,000 hoping to revitalize its town in the early 90’s.

6. Hundreds of volunteers rope off patches of paddies, and plant different-colored rice strains.

9. In fall, they harvest around the farm art too.

10. Sometimes they’re used as advertising. Is that a Facebook “Like” I see?

12. This one urges you to shove “Tsugaru Roman” rice into your mouth-hole.

13. Most of them depict Japanese folklore.

14. Some of them draw from J-Pop culture.

“Do your best, North East!”

19. Good job, Japan. This is hecka neat.

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