Gyoda is a mostly flat city full of rice paddies. One of these paddies has been turned into a giant artistic canvas. Different strains of rice, which grow into a variety of colors, are planted in a pattern in spring. Each year the pattern’s theme changes. In 2016 the theme is Dragon Quest from the game app. As the rice grows, the picture is revealed. The Japanese call this tambo art. Gyoda holds the Guiness World Record for the World's Largest Rice Paddy Art. The tanbo art of Gyoda began in 2008 with 433 locals who participated in the tanbo art rice planting event. Each year the number grow, as the image to be planned and planted is changed. This turns the entire rice field into a canvas for a huge painting that can only be fully appreciated from the nearby tower.