In the Tsugaru dialect, “Tasaabe” means “let’s go to the rice field”. Inakadatemura is the pioneer of rice field art attracting attention around the world. This year, the theme of the first venue is “Oshin”, and the second venue is “let’s go to GalaPico with mother”.
Rice field art has now spread across the country, but it is unusual to use various types of rice with fine designs, repetition, 7 colors and 10 types of rice, and become a bright and dynamic rice field art. The rice planting experience tour in the first venue was held in late May, and about 1300 participants gathered in the village, which has a population of about 8,000. Its high visibility and popularity is known worldwide. A tour of the harvest experience is scheduled to be held on September 29 (Sun.). We are looking forward to your participation in this tour too. The exhibition and viewing period is scheduled to be held until October 6 (Sun.), but the best time to see the most beautiful rice field art is from mid-July to mid-August when the rice plants grow without gaps, and have great color complexity. Although it fades away overall from late August, the change is also the attraction of rice field art. Because it is streamed live on the Internet, please use it for checking the appearance of rice plants changing expressions and the weather according to the season.
The first venue is three kilometers from to the second venue, but during the period, a free shuttle wagon car, Tasaabe (nine-passenger capacity) which connects the two venues is run. Please use it as you move from one place to another. In addition, tourists can view the stone art lamented person, which used rice field art technology implemented since 2015, and two works of Torajiro Kuruma and Misora Hibari and the rice field art in the 2nd venue together. Please also enjoy the winter rice field art, which focuses on the production and exhibition of Snow Art in winter.
Rice paddy art began in 1993 when they drew simple designs and letters using various colors of rice plants and named it “Letters by Rice Plants,” From around since 2003, it became known as “Tanbo Art” and now it is the 26th year. Inakadate is the birthplace of rice paddy art.
Inakadate continues to be a leading venue in terms of its superior design and delicate techniques with complexity, even though this idea they created has been taken and these events are now held all over the Japan. Although there are only about 8,000 inhabitants, Inakadate brings a lot of tourists from home and abroad. It is next to Hirosaki which is famous for touristic spots and the the peak season for viewing rice paddy art is around the middle of August, which coincides with the Obon season when people return to their hometown. As well as this the Neputa festival is also held here. There are two main venues, one venue shows us more artistic designs like paintings or famous movies, while the other venue features more fun contents like animation for kids and families alike, so everyone can enjoy different arts in a different atmosphere.
This years’ highlights are “Roman Holiday” and “Tezuka Osamu Character.” They also created the stone art with the theme of !The Departed,” depitcting Princess Diana and Hibari Misora in their second display area using the same technique as rice paddy art. In addition, “Winter Rice Field Art” centered on the production and exhibition of “snow art” is held in winter, showing the “two annual crops.”