Paddy Issues (and the best set of links on the web!)
I'm not sure if you guys have realized, but Miss C's been posting some incredible links over on the right side of our homepage, and she updates them! If you haven't been checking them out, here's just one of the great posts you've missed out on.
Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety. This year's creation — a pair of grassy reproductions of famous woodblock prints from Hokusai's 36 Views of Mount Fuji — has begun to appear (above). It will be visible until the rice is harvested in September.
And here are a few others they've worked on. Pretty unbelievable. Be sure to check out PinkTentacle for more rice paddy updates, and the rest of Miss Cellania's Morning Cup o' Links over to the right.