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井仁の棚田 / Rice Terrace of Ini

井仁の棚田 / Rice Terrace of Ini

安芸太田町中筒賀 / Nakatsutsuga, Akiota-cho


"Rice Terrace of Ini" has been selected to "Japan's Top 100 Rice Terraces" by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1999. Even in a steep terrain without enough space for cultivation, the stair-like rice terrace enables us to get the harvest efficiently. This photo was taken in late April, and shows farmers working on preparation for rice planting on over 300 sheets of paddy fields, in traditional farming methods. With the beautiful rape blossoms, it is a peaceful landscape.

Photo by Ichiro Sorao