Marilyn Monroe standing above a subway grating with her crisp white dress blowing up is one of the most well-recognised movie scenes of the 20th Century.

The famous moment in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch is now regarded as an icon of film history.

Marilyn’s dress, created by costume designer William Travillaup, sold for a reported £3 million in 2011 and is about to attract interest once more.

The Japanese are paying homage to the star in the form of a multicoloured rice field artwork.

The art is made from nine rice species with seven different colours achieving realistic interpretation of light reflection and shadow