This year, the intricate rice art celebrates the 90th anniversary of innovative manga artist Osamu Tezuka.
The huge rice paddy art is created by using nine different coloured varieties of rice plants.
Some of Mr Tezuka's most famous characters, such as Astro Boy, Black Jack and Kimba the White Lion, have been created in the rice.
Japanese equivalent of Walt Disney
Manga is the Japanese word used to refer to comics or cartoons.
Mr Tezuka was a prominent and innovative artist, animator and film producer in this style.
He is referred to as a father-like figure for the manga genre and often considered to be the Japanese equivalent of Walt Disney.
New Treasure Island, published in 1947 when Mr Tezuka was a 19-year-old medical student, is considered to be his debut work.
He later created other long-lasting manga such as Astro Boy, Princess Knight and Jungle Emperor Leo.
Mr Tezuka died of stomach cancer in 1989. His death had a big impact on the Japanese public and other manga artists.
'I've seen rice paddy art!'
Different varieties of rice were planted in June. As the rice has grown, the fields have been transformed.
Different varieties of rice were planted according to blueprints in early June. They took roughly 1 month to grow, slowly filling out and completing the artwork, which was unveiled today!https://t.co/5zGvyQoJCx— Spoon & Tamago (@SpoonTamago) July 12, 2018
The residents of Inakadate live-stream their rice paddies and post daily photos.
[email protected]薩摩の国??G310GS (@bonjour220c) July 16, 2018
Rice paddy art! July 17, 2018 In Japan, people from communities are using various different types and shades of rice to create unique ‘paintings’ out of rice fields. Amazingly talented! #japan #onlyinjapan #community #people #art #paintings #rice #ricepaddies #ricepaddy #talent #starwars #anime #design #pattern #legend #artists #colour #color #asia #japanese #beautiful #artistic #wonder #osamutezuka #inspiration #beauty
田んぼアート見てきた！ pic.twitter.com/xoec5LeLs8— しらす (@shirasu0911) July 16, 2018
今回制作された、名古屋港の風景を描いた田んぼアートです。名古屋港水族館のシャチや、ポートビル、南極観測船ふじが綺麗に描かれています。 pic.twitter.com/Tihb1zpv12— 大村秀章 (@ohmura_hideaki) July 5, 2018
What does it look like when a community comes together to create #art out of their rice field? Check out this absolutely stunning #rice paddy art from Japan! #onlyinjapan @foodandwine https://t.co/G6t7NoXqGZ pic.twitter.com/E5bNULqT4x— Japan Embassy Canada (@JapaninCanada) April 10, 2018