I’m pleased to announce an exciting new feature of GaiNinja – PaddyWatch(tm). It will be a bi-monthly affair, charting the growth and development of a field of rice in Chita. This morning a man in tabi boots and indigo work clothes finished putting the last few stalklings in place. This photo was taken at about 5pm, on my way home from school. It wasn’t nearly as dark as it looks, but I guess the iPhones camera lens over-compensates in bright conditions.