One of the weird little things that I have truly enjoyed during my time in Japan is watching the rice grow. No, seriously. I love seeing it slowly grow and change colors. When I used to teach at Kashiba Chapel, I had a looong walk, and the highlight for me was when I passed by a rice field. It looked different every week, and I was always a little sad after the harvest was over.   Anyway, I thought that this year I’d share it with all of you by posting pictures here every week. Naturally, I ‘m a little late, but here’s the first 2 weeks for you.