Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rice art in Japan

An example of what you can do with agriculture as long as you grow a variety of varieties:

"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." (from Pink Tentacle where there are more pictures from other motives too)

6 comments:

O.K. said...

Ambitious!

PP said...

are they messages to aliens?

LS said...

Yeah, like crop circles, just more elaborate!

O.K. said...

As I suspected, japanese is an alien (e.t.) language. ;)

Or maybe someone is trying to "phone home"...

AnS said...

Det ser ut som dom har sysselsättningsproblem och inte får utlopp för sin kreativitet på annat sätt. Men det är snyggt.

LS said...

De blir nog ratt beromda ocksa! Till och med vi skriver om dom!