A while back, I posted a slideshow that featured pictures of crop circles, but the photos below are of green fields of a different kind. They show rice paddies in Japan that have been skillfully planted with different varieties of the ubiquitous grain, so that as the plants grow they form amazing pieces of artwork. Rice-paddy art, as it’s known, has been around since the 1990s, and began as a local revitalization project sponsored by local communities.
You can see the process in the first three pictures, which show the same field progressively changing. The others are more of the same — additional examples of intricately planned and executed masterpieces.
(Thanks for the pictures, ‘M’!)