Every year, thousands of travelers rally at a small village in Japan to witness the extraordinary work of hardworking farmers who create massive 3D masterpieces using nothing but different types of rice.
The creation of giant murals dates back to 1993 when the practice of rice paddy art started after the first creation of its kind. At the time, Mt. Iwaki was illustrated using green, yellow, and purple rice sorts.
As the experts on the matter have explained, the unique crop art utilizes no artificial dyes and relies solely on placing different colors of rice on the field strategically.
After the plants grow, enormous murals and depictions of entities or places form. While the designs can’t be viewed well from the ground due to their size, they are perfectly visible from high above, making a nearby tower an ideal spot for picture-taking.
Among other popular figures and characters that have taken over the fields in Inakadate, Aomori, during the recent years were also Marilyn Monroe and Godzilla.
Each summer, over 150,000 enthusiasts gather in the village of just under 10,000 people in order to witness the new designs originating from the hard work of rice farmers who cover some 15,000 square meters of fields in the name of art.
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