Japan’s tanbo art or rice paddy art is quite famous and we often get to see images of the rice fields transformed into famous characters or portraits. Of course new iterations of the wonderful rice field arts come up after a while and surely deserve the love they ask for.
Subjects of tanbo art can be traditional Japanes, Western or from popular culture, all depicted through the colors when the rice gets ready for harvest. The art started in 1990s with a village in Aomori Prefecture, and as it gained fame it spread and has now made its way to other areas as well.
Here are a few we haven’t published yet, including some famous ones and those that are rather new.