Rice planted in June has grown into a likeness of Himeji Castle. Eight varieties of rice that would sprout in differing colors were used in the 90-by-180-meter rice field in Yumesaki village in Hyogo Prefecture. Designed as a tourist attraction, the castle image can be see from a ropeway on a nearby mountain.
The seedlings were positioned by about 1,100 people dressed in traditional attire. The rice castle image will become imperceptible by mid-September.