Come and see this year’s rice paddy art featuring the Japan national rugby team!

Come and see this year's rice paddy art featuring the Japan national rugby team!

Come and see this year’s rice paddy art featuring the Japan national rugby team!

The rice paddy art in Gyoda City is listed in the Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world. This year’s work is designed to pay tribute to the Japan national rugby team.

You can enjoy this work of art in its best condition from early August to mid-October, until right before the rice harvesting season begins. We recommend that you see this spectacle from the observation deck at the Kodai Hasu Kaikan (Ancient Lotus Hall).

 

About its design

Its design for 2019 features Michael Leitch, Kazuki Himeno, and Shiro Tanaka, all of whom are renowned rugby players representing Japan. You can see all their masculine figures from the observation deck at the Kodai Hasu Kaikan. The “Go for it, Japan!” banner at its bottom is decorated with the logos of Rugby World Cup and Lipovitan D, the cherry blossoms (the symbol of the national team’s uniform), and the ancient lotus flower (the symbol of Gyoda City).