2005/07/10

Rice Paddy Art

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Rice farmers in Inakadate Village, Aomori Prefecture - the Northern most prefecture of the main island of Honshu - are using different colored rice plants to re-create two Ukiyoe prints by 18th Century artists Sharaku and Utamaro. They can be viewed from the town's government building tower. Previous years have featured other art works including the Mona Lisa.

Leave it to the Japanese to take crop circles to the next artistic level.

2 comments:

PusBoy said...

That's pretty amazing. It would make a great yakuza tattoo.

The Moody Minstrel said...

It makes sense considering the yakuza smuggles if not steals and fences quite a bit of rice every year.