The latest display of rice paddy field art in Japan is a homage to George Lucas's franchise

Forget about making art out of your food. Making art out of your rice paddy is so much cooler.


The people of Aomori Prefecture, located in the Tōhoku region in Japan, have been perfecting the skill of tanbo​ – that's rice paddy art – since 1993, when they realised their area had been growing rice for more than 2,000 years and wanted to honour the district's history.


This year, the residents have turned to George Lucas for inspiration.


The Star Wars rice field features the franchise's classic droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, as well as the new BB8 rolling robot, all surrounding the iconic Star Wars logo.


This tableau appears to be the first time the villagers have gone sci-fi, although they have been ambitious in the past with designs including the Mona Lisa, Napoleon and Marilyn Monroe.


Use the force.

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