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In Pictures: Stunning rice paddy ‘art work’ unveiled in China

Farmers in Shenyang, Liaoning Province unveiled their rice paddy artwork earlier this month.

china rice paddy fields

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Using 3D technology and seed colouring techniques, the farmers grew rice plants into “paintings.”

china rice paddy fields

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The local government hopes to attract tourists with the paddy field canvases.

china rice paddy fields

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A total of 15 “paintings” , which depict traditional Chinese folktales and modern Chinese life, have been grown since 2012.

china rice paddy fields

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Rice paddy field art is not unique to China. The technique is also popular in Japan:

Japan rice paddy fields

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Japan rice paddy fields

Photo: baozeed.com

Japan rice paddy fields

Photo: baozeed.com

In Pictures: Stunning rice paddy 'art work' unveiled in China