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Paddy Issues (and the best set of links on the web!)

Mangesh Hattikudur
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Paddy Issues
I'm not sure if you guys have realized, but Miss C's been posting some incredible links over on the right side of our homepage, and she updates them! If you haven't been checking them out, here's just one of the great posts you've missed out on.

Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety. This year's creation — a pair of grassy reproductions of famous woodblock prints from Hokusai's 36 Views of Mount Fuji — has begun to appear (above). It will be visible until the rice is harvested in September.

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