Located roughly in the center of Hiroshima Prefecture, Akitakada City is a satoyama with a population of about 27,000.
The city is home to Koriyama Castle, which was the residence of Mori Motonari, famous for his three arrows. On weekends, 22 bands representing each village in the city perform Kagura (Shinto music and dance)!
Green onions, Bok Choy, Mizuna, Cherry Tomato, Spinach, Lettuce…
Takamori-town, with a population of about 6,000, is an outback town spreading at the foot of Minami Aso.
This town, where the Minamiaso Railway’s trolley train runs, entertains visitors in summer with the “Fuzhen Festival,” one of the “Three Foolish Festivals of Higo.
Tomato, Carroto, Burdock…