Art Work Is Created With 6 Types of Different Color Rice Plants -Rice Paddy Art in Asahikawa-
August 3rd, 2017
Rice Paddy Art (田んぼアート) is a art work that a rice field is used to resemble a canvas in Higashitakasu, Asahikawa city and is started in 2006. It is one of the Rice Paddy Art held in about 20 places in Japan. A observation deck is built on the site of JA Taisetsu Agricultural Cooperative (JAたいせつ農業組合), and tourists can enter it. There are the observation deck, a store and a restroom on the site. The best time to see is from mid July to mid August. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
The size of the rice field is 40 m tall and 170 m across. In 2017, the theme is nocturnal animals, and a snow leopard, a wolf, a yezo deer and a red panda are drawn. the theme is changed every year. By the way, they do not paint the rice plant, and the rice plants of different colors such as Green Color (Nanatsuboshi Rice * ななつぼし), Yellow Color (Kiine Rice * 黄稲), Purple Color (Murasakiine Rice * 紫稲), Red Color (Beniasobi Rice * べにあそび), White Color (Yukiasobi * ゆきあそび) and Orange Color (Akaneasobi * あかねあそび) are set out. I think that it is hard to set out the rice plants.
The observation deck with about 5 m in height is made of scaffoldings, and the number of tourists entering it is tightly controlled. The capacity of the observation deck is 20. Therefor an admission card is distributed at an entrance of a stairway. If there is not the admission card, there is no more place available and please do not enter it. In addition, please put it back when going back. A whole view of the Rice Paddy Art can be seen from the observation deck. I was moved by its high quality. Marvelous!
Atmosphere of Rice Paddy Art Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Business hour||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||From September to mid June|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||79 710 738*34|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Asahikawa.
A page of Asahikawa is here