Tanbo art (田んぼアート) is a giant art work using rice fields as canvas and various types rice to create colors.  The people of Inakadate, Aomori wanted to revitalize their village and started this project because rice had been grown in the area for more than 2000 years. Since you need to be at a higher elevation, a tower of 22 meters were built on the village office.  Now, tanbo art projects are carried out in several prefectures in Japan. Here are some photo’s of artwork from the Inakadate in previous years:

The artworks of this year is in this news report from FNN

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Tanbo art is shown thru June till the harvest season in autumn.

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