Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rice, Rice, Baby.

I'm learning to cook Japanese and in learning about rice I ran across these photos of a village in Japan called Inakadate that has a crazy festival every year which began as a community revitalization project and is now a tourist attraction for the small village. Hundreds of people gather to plant different varieties of rice (which grow in different colors) in patterns. And they're not just any patterns but painstaking reproductions of famous works of Japanese art. The following shows the planting to harvest.

This is the harvest of a different field but you get the idea.

Isn't that just all kinds of excellent? Makes you feel pretty lame about the pot of tomatoes you're about to plant on the patio, doesn't it?

Cheers to you on this other Paddy's Day. And remember, don't drink and blog.

(Most photos came from tofugu.com)

11 comments:

sanctuaryhome said...

That is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

The creativity and genius in humans is always unbelievable. Thank you for sharing indeed!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you xx

my favorite and my best said...

fucking asians are awesome...and crazy.

CASA BRASI said...

That's UNREAL! Beautiful.

preppyplayer said...

I am awestruck. ( and that IS a real word!)

vicki archer said...

Those shots do make me feel inadequate and they could just make me want to drink and blog! xv

Lolo said...

This almost makes up for their tentacle porn. No, do not google that.

hello gorgeous said...

Oh, you know I have to google it.

On my husband's computer.

*evil laugh*

SGM said...

Are we sure aliens didn't make all those designs?

I watched Tinsely's stupid show last night. the HORROR!

Lolo said...

Using your husband's computer is delightfully evil and right up my alley.

kanishk said...

Thank you for sharing indeed!
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