Rice paddy art from China?


On last July 2014 in ShenYang, Liaoning province, rice field paintings attracted great attention.

453,000 square meters of fields are embodied and feature simple and abstract patterns, characters, human figures, animals and plants. Nezha Conquers the Dragon King is one of the most attractive pictures featured; Nezha is a deity from ancient Chinese mythology and literature.
Shenyang started creating rice field art in 2012 and hosted it annually. "Qixinglongteng", “Seven stars and one dragon" created in 2012, created in Shenbei New Area, is considered the one of the largest rice paddy artwork in the world. The city because of its 100000 square meters of rice paddy art, received the certification of the biggest rice field painting in the world from WRA.
World Record Association (abbreviated as WRA) formally registered in 2010, was established through approval from the Hong Kong Government and is a commercial record organization to list non-sports civilian world records.
Now northeast China's ShenYang city is becoming a hot tourism attraction thanks to its rice fields.

Rice paddy art is an art form originating in Japan since 1993. The people of Inakadate, Aomori were looking for a way to revitalize their village. To honor the 2000 years of growing rice area, they decided to use the paddy as a canvas and cultivate four different types and colors of rice to create giant pictures. To allow viewing of the whole picture, they erected a high castle tower.

Sources: chinadaily.com.cn , www.1wra.org/index.php/Worldrecord/detail/id/940

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