Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rice Field Art - A Snow-Free Post

A ferocious Sengoku warrior gallops across a rice paddy in  Inkadate, Japan.

This is how it begins -- lots of people planting selected varieties of rice in a carefully planned pattern.

And it begins to grow...

and grow ...

 

filling in the blanks ...

 
till the picture emerges!

 

At field level, it's not so clear -- viewers must ascend a tower for the full effect.

All done with these different rice varieties!


Thanks to Amelia for sending these pictures and to John for finding the link for more info.




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11 comments:

Martin H. said...

Vicki

Truly astounding! I've never seen anything like this, on this scale, apart from crop circles maybe, but they're not in the same league.

Miss_Yves said...

Awesome pictures !

...I 've never heard of this kind of land art before...
The wave of Hokusaî which is growing is so great !
Thanks for sharing.

Pat in east TN said...

That's amazing! I have never seen anything like that before!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

These rice paddies are fascinating Vicki. I've never seen them - they're gorgeous.

I hope you are having a nice time in Burnsville teaching your workshop. We have friends who have a summer "chateau" that's built over Cat Tail Creek in Burnsville and it's very cool there even in the summer. So stay warm.
Sam

Vicki Lane said...

I'm intrigued by the rice plants with white leaves -- what do they do for chlorophyll? I can't think of another example of a plant with all white leaves.

Re Burnsville, Sam -- Because of the storm warning yesterday, we called off class. My first class won't start till next Wednesday -- weather permitting.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

WOW! That's really amazing Vicki!
That possum you're stalking is pretty neat too! :)

Star said...

That's pretty amazing isn't it. I enjoyed watching the picture emerge. Clever stuff.
Blessings, Star

Victoria said...

WOW! That is truly an awe-inspiring art form.

Vicki Lane said...

The organization that this must require is mind-boggling! I imagine that computers help with the pattern but still ...!

Angie Muresan said...

That is absolutely incredible!

Tipper said...

AMAZING!!