On May 12, 2008, we were invited to a local rice paddy to plant some baby rice plants. (<--Click to read about our rice planting adventures.) Here is what that rice looks like today.
The baby plants have gotten VERY tall indeed. There are many small leaves in the water. We should ask our farmer friends to tell us what they are.
There was also a small, skinny creature swimming in amongst the plants. Is this little guy helping the plants or hurting them? Maybe someone in Tsukuba can tell us.