Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The NATURE of Art!!

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POSTED BY : Johari Mohd Yusof (PFSHOSTEL)
Looks ordinary enough, but watch as the rice  grows! 

   Stunning  crop art has sprung up across rice  fields  in Japan , but this is no alien  creation.   The designs have been  cleverly  PLANTED!  Farmers creating  the huge displays use no ink  or  dye.   

Instead,  different colour rice plants have been precisely  and strategically arranged and grown in the  paddy fields. 

As summer progresses and the  plants shoot up, the detailed artwork begins  to  emerge.   

     A Sengoku  warrior on  horseback   has been  created from hundreds of thousands of  rice  plants.   
The  colours are created by using different varieties  of rice plants, whose leaves grow in certain  colours.   
This photo  was taken in Inakadate , Japan   .   

Napoleon  on horseback can be seen from the  skies.   

This was  created by precision planting and months of  planning by villagers and farmers located in   Inkadate , Japan  .   

Fictional  warrior Naoe Kanetsugu and his wife, Osen,  
Whose lives are featured on the  television  series  'Tenchijin' &  nbsp;appear in fields in the town of  Yonezawa in the  Yamagata prefecture of Japan   .   

This year, various  artwork has popped up in other rice-farming   areas of Japan , including designs of deer dancers.   
Smaller works of 'crop-art' can be seen in other rice-farming areas of Japan  such as  this image of Doraemon and deer dancers   
The farmers create  the  murals   by  planting little purple and yellow-leafed   Kodaimai rice along with their local  green-leafed Tsugaru, a Roman variety, to create the coloured patterns  in the time between planting and harvesting in   September. 
The murals in Inakadate cover 15,000 square meters of paddy  fields.   

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.  

Closer to  the image, the careful placement of the  thousands   of rice  plants in the paddy fields can be  seen.   
Rice-paddy  art was started there in 1993 as a local  revitalization project,  an idea  that grew from meetings of the village committees.   
The  different varieties of rice plants grow alongside 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.   But their ideas grew more complicated and attracted more attention.   
In 2005,  agreements between landowners   allowed the creation of enormous rice paddy art.   A year later, organizers used computers to  precisely plot the planting of four  differently colored rice varieties that bring the images to life!   



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