Great article from NYTimes about Inakadate.

Every spring in the rice paddies of the small town of Inakadate, Japan, locals work together to painstakingly plant and groom different hues of rice to create massive, intricate works of art before harvesting the rice in September.

This year’s masterpiece, a depiction of a samurai fighting a warrior monk, is in its full splendor. A tradition since 1993, the rice art attracts thousands of visitors every year. Amazing sight I would imagine.