Astonishing crop art has sprung up across rice fields in Japan. But this is no extraterrestrial mystery – the designs have been planted. Farmers creating the huge displays use no ink or dye. Instead, different colors of rice plants have been precisely planted and grown in the fields. As the season progresses and the seed sprout, the detailed artwork begins to emerge.
The largest and finest work is grown in the Aomori village of Inakadate, 600 miles north of Toyko, where the tradition began in 1993. The village has now earned a reputation for its agricultural artistry and this year the enormous pictures of Napoleon and a Sengoku-period warrior, both on horseback, are visible in a pair of fields adjacent to the town hall.
More than 150,000 vistors come to Inakadate, where just 8,700 people live, every summer to see the extraordinary murals. Photos have been viral over the internet…. So we got to ask, wouldn’t you love to see your company’s logo getting this kind of exposure? Amazing!