Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Travel Photo Thursday: Okinawa's Hand Cultivated Rice

        This photo was taken on the outskirts of a small village named Yaka in Okinawa, Japan.

There are some small tractors and tillers used in preparing the rice fields but, planting, cultivating and much of the harvesting is manual labor.  No one would complain about the high price of a bag of rice in Japan if they experienced the hours of labor expended in its production. You can taste the effort involved.



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