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Japan Photo Journal: Harvest heroine

(Mainichi/Haruo Fujita)

Rice field art depicting a scene from the world-renowned Japanese TV drama series "Oshin" (originally broadcast in 1983-84) is seen during a harvest experience event in the village of Inakadate, Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan, on Sept. 29, 2019. The about 1.5-hectare artwork, created using eight kinds of seedlings in seven colors, was planted in late May. In the event, about 1,300 participants helped take in the harvest, creating an even starker contrast between the Oshin character and the freshly reaped field around her. The field art will be open to visitors until Oct. 6, after which it, too, must succumb to the sickle.

    (Japanese original by Haruo Fujita, Hirosaki Local Bureau)

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