The pictures below are of the rice terraces after they have been harvested. They have been harvested by hand as they are being hung to dry on stands - machine harvesting is done differently.
Below is a small god like statue in a creek near a small shrine near the terraced rice fields in the Abukuma river area.
Some dog like statues at a small shrine.
A small Tori - shrine gate - near the terraced rice fields in the Abukuma river area of Miyagi.
Another Abukuma river post can be read.