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Japanese Emperor Akihito transplants rice seedlings in a paddy field... News PhotoAkihito,Asian Style Conical Hat,Boot,Emperor,Field,Healthcare And Medicine,Human Interest,Imperial Palace - Tokyo,Japan,Japanese Royalty,Offbeat,Outdoors,People,Rice Paddy,Seedling,Tokyo - Japan,Transplant Surgery,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPJapanese Emperor Akihito transplants rice seedlings in a paddy field inside the Imperial Palace May 26, 1992. Reaped in fall, the rice is usually offered to the gods during harvest festival in October and November. (Photo credit should read PALACE HO/AFP/GettyImages)