This is rice paddy art. It's made by planting different colors of plants in the rice paddy fields so that it makes a recognizable pattern. Certain areas of Japan are famous for their elaborate ones (like the samurai above, which is on display this year).
I had no idea about this until I read about it in Boingboing yesterday.
Hey there!! T showed me this really cool thing the other day that I think you will enjoy. Go to the NPR website and search for "web site story." It's funny!ReplyDelete