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Being so intrinsically bound to the cultures of Asia, rice has inspired artistes of all genres to glorify it through various art forms.




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Rice Festivals

Many nations hold rice very closely to their hearts. Rice is vividly celebrated in various ways.

Kyoto’s Rice Planting Ceremony
Kyoto’s Rice Planting ceremony is held every year on June 10 on the ground of Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine. To learn more about this ceremony and Japan’s God of Rice please click:

Laba Festival (Rice Porridge Festival)
The Laba festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month. It is customary on that day to eat rice porridge. Find out more at:

Sueca, an agricultural town south of Valencia, conducts an annual rice festival and paella contest. Find out more at:

Thailand, Japan and Bali Rice Folklore & Beliefs by June Chua
Find out some of the rice folklore and beliefs at:

Texas Rice Festival
The Texas Rice Festival is an annual celebration honoring rice farming. Find out more at:

Korean Traditional Drink & Rice Cake Festival
This annual Korean festival offers large varieties of rice cakes and drinks. Do visit the following website to learn more:

The Sister’s Rice Festival occurs every year in China in Taijiang county. A video of this festival is available at:

Otaue Rice Planting Festival is an ancient Japanese event dedicated to praying for a rice harvest. Learn more at:


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