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Chinese Turn Rice Fields Into Artwork

Chinese Turn Rice Fields Into Artwork

Chinese farmers are creating images in rice fields using different coloured plants in an Asian twist on the corn circle art which is seen now in Europe.

The idea of using different coloured rice plants to create pictures actually originated in Japan where a bunch of villagers decided to celebrate the fact that the area had been harvesting rice for 2000 years by planting different coloured plants to create an artwork. The project was such a huge success with so many thousands of people visiting that it has now become a regular event in Japan.

And now the idea is being copied in China with its extensive rice fields where these farmers in Shenyang have also started to create rice images of a variety of things ranging from human figures through to mythical creatures. Every April, the villagers meet and decide what to plant for the year, and then before planting they sketch out the designs on computers to figure out where and how to plant the rice.

Nazha, the famous deity from Chinese ancient literature, is one of those represented in rice paddy form. Also present is the God of Love otherwise known as Cupid in Western classical mythology.

This is the second year that the villagers in China have been producing rice paddy art with new exhibitions and images on display every year.

In 2012, the villagers work "Qixinglongteng" gained fame as the world’s largest rice paddy work ever made.

The idea has become such a hit now that several companies have even enquired whether it might be possible to have their logos made out in rice, a polite request backed up with a substantial cash payment for which has so far been rejected.

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