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Day 283 – planting rice

I live in countryside Japan, in Japanese – the inaka. The scintillating cityscapes, neon glow and electronic toilets you may imagine are flipped on their head – glinting skyscrapers exchanged with meandering rice paddies; the neon glow with twinkling stars; the electronic toilets with… normal toilets.

Rice planting season is a big deal in the inaka. Rice fields crop up everywhere you can imagine – behind the local supermarket, at the local schools… around most corners.

Some friends of ours offered us the chance to join in, allowing us to hand plant some rice at their local farm. The next few posts document the experience – this one just concentrates on the view.

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Comments 21

    • winegums July 19, 2013

      I think my favourite is the first. Rive fields are beautiful to photograph – there is just lits of visual interest with the rolling hills, the green and the mirrored reflections

    • winegums July 19, 2013

      Thank you Sonja! As I said to Micheal, it is in Hagi City, Yamaguchi prefecture. Its a very rural part of Japan and lots of pretty photos to be taken 🙂 When were you in Gifu?

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