Back in the 90’s crop circles were everywhere. People often said they were aliens and that they used beams to flatten the crops and make the intricate patterns. But since 99.9% of them were proven to be done with human hands we don’t call then crop circles anymore, these days it is known as crop art. Well over in Japan they have been taking this art form very seriously since 1993 and it is known as Tanbo Art…
Ten of the Very Best Examples of Rice Paddy Tanbo Art
10 – The Tsunami
ABOUT: The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake, the resulting tsunami was given various names, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, South Asian tsunami, Indonesian tsunami, and the Boxing Day tsunami but no matter what it is called it was terrible and this Tanbo art was made in memory of those lost.
9 – Mona Lisa
ABOUT: The Mona Lisa is thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, although Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517.
8 – Takako Matsu
ABOUT: Takako Matsu was born into a traditional buyō house, which produced famous actor/actress like her father Matsumoto Kōshirō IX, kabuki actor and head of the buyō house.
7 – Benkei
ABOUT: Stories about Benkei’s birth vary considerably. One tells how his father was the head of a temple shrine who had raped his mother, the daughter of a blacksmith. Another sees him as the offspring of a temple god. Many give him the attributes of a demon, a monster child with wild hair and long teeth.
6 – Naruto
ABOUT: Naruto is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. The plot tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become the Hokage, the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all.
5 – Raijin and Fujin
ABOUT: Raijin (Left) is the God of thunder and is surrounded by drums and holds hammers to beat them and Fūjin / Fujin (Right) is the God of wind.
4 – Doraemon
ABOUT: Doraemon is a Japanese manga series created by Fujiko Fujio which later became an anime series and an Asian franchise. The series is about an intelligent robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a pre-teen boy, Nobita Nobi
3 – Naoe Kanetsugu
ABOUT: Naoe Kanetsugu was born Higuchi Yoroku, at Sakato Castle in Echigo Province. His father, Higuchi Sōemon Kanetoyo, was a senior retainer of Nagao Masakage, the lord of Sakato Castle
2 – Acala
ABOUT: Acala is a guardian deity primarily revered in Vajrayana Buddhism in Japan, China and elsewhere. He is classed among the vidyārāja and preeminent among the Five Wisdom Kings of the Womb Realm.
1 – Napoleon
ABOUT: Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.