Farmers in Japan get creative with their rice paddies by turning them into wonderful living murals—both traditional and contemporary. What's even more amazing about this art form known as "tanbo art" is...
As a nerd, this would trick me into staying in the kitchen
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). Sumida River in the Snow, from the series, 1834. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936 (JP2503) | Snow falls all over the surface of the print, effectively sealing off the world in the picture. The dreamlike impression also extends to the indefinite border between the river and sky. #snow
Rice Paddy Art - Ushiwakamaru - Also known as Minamoto no Yoshitsune, this 12th Century warrior is revered as one of the greatest fighters in the history of Japan. The young but skilled swordsman was featured in Inakadate in 2010 alongside the hulking Benkei, who he defeated in a legendary sword fight. (Photo: dailyartfixx)