Yonezawa Tanbo Art Rice Field

Art & Architecture

Wheelchair-friendly

Parking

Family-friendly

Easy Access

Free Admission

Restroom

English

Unrestricted by Weather

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Things to know

Yonezawa Tanbo Art is a community project in Yamagata Prefecture where a rice field is turned into an artwork. This is done through strategically planting rice in a planned arrangement, so that it looks like an image when seen from an observation platform from afar. The artwork is planned through an elaborate process that involves a computer simulation as well as exact measurements on site. The actual rice planting is done by participants from the public, including locals but also visitors from abroad. Participants are recruited through a Japanese website and places are distributed on a first-come first-served basis. The rice planting is a community experience that brings different people together on a single day in early summer (in 2019, it was May 26th). The progress of the rice plants' growth can be tracked via a webcam online, and you can also visit the local area and take a peek from the observation platform. The rice is finally harvested around early October; this activity is also open to participants from the public.
Note that after the harvesting season until the beginning of the planting the following year, there is not much to see at the field, so you want to time your visit well.

Information

〒9920077
Yanazawa, Yonezawa City
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0238-22-5111
Duration: 0.5 hours

Rice field art can be viewed only from May to around October (limited time)

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Recommended Season
May・June・July・August・September

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