Rice Fields

Posted on December 29, 2011 by Brian Jaress
Tags: japan, photos

Rice field and mountain

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I’m visiting the Taimei area in Tamana, Kumamoto Japan. The main feature of the landscape is rice fields.

Tree and rice fields

Road and rice fields

Brush and field

Winding road and rice fields

Of course there are other things besides rice fields. There are plenty of houses, a long stretch of shops and stores beside the main road, and an onsen district. But the rice fields are never far away.

View from the local government building

Empty patch along a main road

There are also small shrines next to some of the rice fields. I suspect the shrines are somehow rice-related.

Shrine by rice field