Tanbo Art – Art Painting on Paddy Field

Tanbo Art - Rice Paddy Field Painting in Japan

Tanbo Art – Rice Paddy Field Painting in Japan

This rice terraces is not only just produces rice. Here you can see beautiful paintings using paddy field as a canvas. Hmmm… curious, right?

Keeping The Tradition

This art is known as the Rice Paddy Art, in Japanese language its name is Tanbo Art. The tradition of painting in the middle of rice paddy fields has been around since 1993 and is usually held every summer. In north of Tokyo, the farmers here will discuss beforehand to determine what themes will be selected. If all farmers are agreed, then the farmers formed the image pattern.

Well, in order to create picture in the middle of the paddy field looked more alive, the farmers are using various types of rice seeds. By doing that, the leaves that grow up will be colorful, not only green but other colors such as black, red, white and yellow. To generate the green color for example, they plant rice that comes from rice seeds Tsugaru Roman types. The white color of rice seeds Yukiasobi types. And the red color is produced from the seeds of rice Beniasobi types.

In the past, painting in the rice paddy field using simple techniques. But now, they are already using sophisticated techniques.

Farmers in the middle of paddy field

Farmers in the middle of colorful paddy field

Partnership and Kinship

Creating beautiful painting in the middle of rice paddy fields will make the paddy fields become beautiful. In addition, it also can create partnership and kinship between the farmers. Just imagine, not only farmers who participate to make painting in this rice paddy field. Every year, many volunteers also flocked to this village to assist in the creation of the paddy field painting.

Shhh, do you know that farmers are also creative. The pictures that have been made will not be repeated next year. That is, the painting will always be new.

Do you want to participate in painting on rice paddy field?




Vocabulary

paddy field

paddy field is an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown

curious

curious means eager to investigate and learn or learn more

beforehand

beforehand means being ahead of time or need

pattern

pattern is something intended as a guide for making something else

seed

seed is a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

generate

generate means produce or create

partnership

partnership is a cooperative relationship between people or groups who agree to share responsibility for achieving some specific goal

kinship

kinship is a family relationship

volunteer

to volunteer means to freely offer up your time and service to help without payment

flock

flock means come together as in a cluster

assist

assist is the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

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