From ground level, the designs are invisible, and viewers have to climb the mock castle tower of the village office to get a glimpse of the work.
Rice-paddy art was started there in 1993 as a local revitalization project, an idea that grew out of
meetings of the village committee.
As the summer progresses and the plants shoot up, the detailed artwork begins to emerge...
Napolean on horseback can be seen from the skies, created by precision planting and months of planning between villages and farmers in Inkadate
The different varieties of rice plant grow along side each other to create the masterpieces...
In the first nine years, the village office workers and local farmers grew a
simple design of Mount Iwaki every year. However, their ideas grew more complicated and attracted more attention.
In 2005 agreements between landowners allowed the creation of enormous rice
A year later, organizers used computers to precisely plot planting of the four differently colored rice varieties that bring the images to life.