Eye-catching crop art has popped up across the rice fields of Japan. While the designs may look superimposed, they’re completely authentic. Created without dye or ink, farmers strategically plant different colored rice strains—yellows, purples and greens—to make the massive displays. Local volunteers typically plant the rice in the spring and as summer progresses, the intricate artwork emerges.  

Check out 10 of the Coolest Examples of Japanese Rice Paddy Art.