It's like a reverse crop circle. The people of Inakadate, a village in Japan with only 8,000 inhabitants, found an artistic way to lure tourists: in 1993, they planted a rice field behind the town hall. Over the years, they've used different types of heirloom rice to grow art in the paddy.
2007 – The Great Wave off Kanagawa, and South Wind, Clear Sky, from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, by Hokusai
(via Wikimedia Commons)
(via Shin K)
2011 – Left: Kaguya Hime, the Moon Princess, returning to her people at the end of "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter", Right: the Bamboo Cutter and his wife at the glowing section of bamboo, where the princess arrived to the Earth as a baby
2012 – Goddess of mercy Hibo Kannon with a baby and the angry God of fire and wisdom Fudo Myoo on the big field. On the smaller one there are the Seven Lucky Gods on their ship named Takarabune (Treasure Ship), a head of a dragon and Mazinger Z (also known as Tranzor Z)
(via Manisha Kundu-Nagata)
All photos are from Nobi, except when noted otherwise.