Japanese rice paddies twinkle in the darkness after 20,000 pink LEDs are spread across terraced fields. Together, they form a sight like no other. And with a world record-breaking 20,000 pink LEDs spread across them against the backdrop of the ocean, they truly are something to behold.
The Shiroyone Senmaida rice paddies in Japan now appear in the Guinness Book of World Records and were registered as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems last year, cementing their status as a unique and valued site.
Located on the Noto Peninsula, which is rich in diversity with a relatively warm climate, the rice paddies sprawl out over steep slopes against the backdrop of the Japan Sea.
The concept and execution are stunning. I’m not as certain about the Hello Kitty color choice.