Stock Photo Description
Stock photo of mature Rice plants with drooping rice grains and a mountain background in the rural countryside of Japan. Rice plant cultivation in Japan as in the rest of Asia is done on a big scale by commercial farmers and small scale by locals who grow just enough to feed the family. A familiar sight in any Asian country are rice paddies or paddy fields full of Rice Plants in varying degrees of maturity depending on the season and when they were planted. Asian rice plants can be cultivated due to the tropical climate two or three times per year although in more mountainous regions within Asia which have a more temperate climate one rice crop per year would be the maximum.