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Tanbo Art

August 2, 2010

Dorothy by Herbert Freeman

Tanbo Art is the strategic planting of four varieties of rice which have different colored leaves in order to create a giant image in the rice paddy.  This type of aesthetic planting began in the Japanese village of Inakadate in 1993 in order to celebrate the village’s over 2000 year history of rice farming.  The practice has spread to other rice cultivating communities in Japan and even other countries such as Thailand and South Korea.  You Tube will not let me embed the video but here is a good CBS news story on the custom.


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  1. August 2, 2010 12:32 pm

    Thanks for telling about this way of art. It is very beautiful and such a special way to make something extra-ordinary.

    The painting of mr. Freeman feels differently from the others. It is a new masterpiece.

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