Humorous scarecrows in countryside

Humorous scarecrows in countryside

Tourists view scarecrows set in Seki area, Himeji, Hyogo prefecture on May 3, 2019. Only 15 people who are old live in the area according to local council. Masato Okaue at Seki saw scarecrows in Nagoro area in Tokushima prefecture and started to make them to recreate the village of his childhood, which was crowded with many residents in his home town. In Japan, some villages in depopulated areas make scarecrows as the regional development project to attract visitors. 69-year-old Tsukimi Ayano, who lives in Nagoro area, made a scarecrow that looks like her father to prevent bird or animal damage 16 years ago. As her neighborhood asked Ayano, "Your dad has been standing there from morning. Is he all right? ," she thought it was funny and started to make more. Ayano said less than 30 people lives in her area, beside she made more than 270 scarecrows with her neighbors and put them around the area. Beide, Kaneko Takehara of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, and other women learned the way to make scarecrow in Nagoro after returning to their town as the evacuation order due to the accident of Fukushima No.1 Plant had lifted in 2015. ---SEARCH " Humorous scarecrows YOMIURI" for this series--- ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

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May 22, 2019 12:00:00 AM
May 22, 2019 09:15:07 AM
Kunihiko Miura
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