Harvest Time: Rice in Japan, China, and Bangladesh

Harvest Time: Rice in Japan, China, and Bangladesh

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Faith Durand
Oct 23, 2008
Rice is a beautiful crop. We had a hard time choosing photos to show here; there are so many beautiful images of that ancient food staple and its harvest. Here are just a few shots of rice and some of the farmers who harvest it.

• Top photo: Harvesting rice in Java, Indonesia. Image by Flickr member Martijn Nijenhuis.

• Rice harvest in progress near Ji'an, China. Image by Flickr member kevsunblush. • Carrying the rice home with cattle in Bangladesh. Image by Flickr member IRRI Images, the International Rice Research Institute. • Hand tool used for harvesting rice in the Philippines. Image by Flickr member Jeff Werner. • Farmers harvesting rice in China. Image by Flickr member kevsunblush. • Rice grown on photographer's balcony, in a small container garden. Image by Flickr member kungfootv. • Farmers in Bangladesh harvesting rice from fields flooded and ravaged by cyclones. Image by Flickr member IRRI Images, the International Rice Research Institute. • Woman rice farmer and her baby. Image by Flickr member Flickr member IRRI Images, the International Rice Research Institute. • Rice paddy art in Inakadate village, Aomori, Japan. The colors and images are created by planting different kinds of rice. Image by Flickr member bebot. • Rice harvest in Crowley, Louisiana. Image by Flickr member .

Have you ever helped with a rice harvest?

Previous Harvest galleries:
Harvest Time: Picking Tea in Kenya, Japan, and India
Harvest Time: Soybeans from Maryland to Wisconsin
Harvest Time: Olives in Israel, Palestine, and California

(All images licensed for use under Creative Commons.)

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