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By Scott Stump

The Force has awakened in a Japanese rice paddy field.

In an epic "Star Wars" tribute, popular characters have been designed across rice paddies in a village in Aomori Prefecture in Japan. The creators used 11 varieties of rice in seven different colors to make the design as a tourist attraction for the summer before the rice is harvested in October, according to The Japan Times.

“We managed to reproduce the world’s most famous film works as rice-paddy art. We hope the works will attract attention,” village head Koyu Suzuki told The Japan Times.

The design mixes the old and the new with classic characters C-3PO and R2-D2 along with the new robot from the upcoming "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens," set to be released in December.

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