Sheaves in the sun

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Sheaves of harvested rice dry in the sun in Yamanobe, Yamagata Prefecture. The rice is drying in about 1,000 stacks, each 2 meters high when completed, in the Owarabi terraced paddy fields. The stacks will be on display through Thursday, the day the rice is threshed. LED bulbs atop the stacks enhance the spectacle at night.