Harvest Time: Rice in Japan, China, and Bangladesh

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.

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• Rice harvest in progress near Ji'an, China. Image by Flickr member kevsunblush.

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• Carrying the rice home with cattle in Bangladesh. Image by Flickr member IRRI Images, the International Rice Research Institute.

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• Hand tool used for harvesting rice in the Philippines. Image by Flickr member Jeff Werner.

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• Farmers harvesting rice in China. Image by Flickr member kevsunblush.

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• Rice grown on photographer's balcony, in a small container garden. Image by Flickr member kungfootv.

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• Farmers in Bangladesh harvesting rice from fields flooded and ravaged by cyclones. Image by Flickr member IRRI Images, the International Rice Research Institute.

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• Woman rice farmer and her baby. Image by Flickr member Flickr member IRRI Images, the International Rice Research Institute.

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• 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.

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• 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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