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This Japanese village turns its rice fields into giant works of art

In Japan, the small village of Inakadate is famous for creating the "Tambo art", a very particular practice that consists of divert rice fields to create works of art. More concretely, it is about planting rice of various shapes and colors in the rice fields to give life to giant pictorial works that very often illustrate the cultural heritage of Japan.

Since 25 years, the village ofInakadate So we offer these beautiful creations that thousands of tourists come to discover in November. And this representation is rather well prepared: every year, in April, a conference is organized to decide next year's works. A theme is defined, and the village leaders are then responsible for making digital models.

Local artists then take the torch to bring their creative touch to these often basic models. It is then necessary to map each drawing before the start of planting with markers ... a process that takes no less than three months. Each achievement measures 15,000 square meters and refers to well-known legends of Japanese folklore. This year, the "Tambo art" illustrates the legend of Yamata no Orochi, the 8-headed and 8-tailed dragon, who has to face the Shinto god of thunderstorms and oceans Susanno. Spectacular and aesthetic works that pay tribute to the culture and history of Japan.

Credits: Village of Inakadate

Credits: Village of Inakadate

Credits: Village of Inakadate

Credits: Village of Inakadate

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Video: These Murals Were Grown from Rice (December 2019).

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