A village in northern Japan transformed this field to commemorate Mount Fuji’s registration as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site last year. It shows a heavenly maiden wearing a feathery robe floating over Mount Fuji. Since 1993, the tiny town with a population of 8,000 had been creating these impressive art forms using the paddy as their canvas. Four different types of rice plants with varying colors are seeded in carefully selected positions to form a gigantic picture.
It takes less than six weeks before the complex patty art like the image above emerges. The images were taken during the period of June 1 to July 10.
The art does not last long either; after mid-August the plants are harvested, and visitors will have to wait next summer to see the paddy art.