• Caption: This rice scoop is 7.7 by 2.7 meters and weighs 2.5 metric tonnes. It was carved between May 1980 and March 1983 from a 270 year old zelkova tree. It is the symbol of the island, which is where rice scoops were supposedly invented. As the story goes, the only activity that was quiet enough to perform on this sacred island was carving rice scoops.