In response to 2020 the Year of Mountain Tourism, Amis painter Yosifu (優席夫) was invited to design a colorful ricefield, turning the field next to the Dongli station into a painting in Hualien.
Over four months, the small seedlings had grown into heavy ears of rice, forming a magnificent canvas of earth painting.
When the ricefield reached the full ripe stage, the bird’s eyes’ view shows the four colors of rice forming a geometrical picture, symbolizing the East Rift Valley.
The indigenous artist Yosifu said, “It’s touching to see something I designed on a small piece of paper turn out to be such a big piece of art.”
The “Yufu Runway Earth Fashion Show” will be held on Oct. 17 this year, and the fashion runway will be moved to the East Rift Valley, with Dongli station and painted ricefield as the backdrop for a fashion design competition.