Stock Photo Description
Stock photo of Harvest Rice Plants (Oryza sativa) hung on frames and drying out in the sub tropical summer sun in the mountains of Japan. Rice drying racks are erected in a harvested field and covered with mature rice plants to increase the drying time after which threshing and sorting the wheat from the chaff as it were or in this case rice from the husks. Image taken in rural and scenic Japan where rice as with other Asian countries is the staple food of the masses. It can often be seen like this harvest rice drying throughout the summer months in the uplands of Japan.