You Won’t Believe Who Lives In This Japanese Village

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Known as the scarecrow village of Okuharima, Seki district in Yasutomi, Himeji, Hyogo prefecture, the village attracts visitors with humorous scarecrows in work clothes and straw hats, looking just like humans.

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Masato Okaue, 61, who was born in Seki began creating and setting the scarecrows in 2010 with the help of residents to promote his hometown. His aim was to attract visotors after mass migration of the younger population to cities in search of work, leaving the majority of the village population over the age of 65.

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Over 100 of scarecrows stand in farmlands and abandoned houses to illustrate the good old Japanese countryside.

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