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Humorous scarecrows in countryside

Locals gather and make scarecrows in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture on May 9, 2019. 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, Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture, 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 says less than 30 people lives in her area, beside she made more than 270 scarecrows with her neighbors and put them around the area. 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. Only 15 people live in Seki area, Himeji, Hyogo prefecture, according to local council. Masato Okaue who lives in Seki saw scarecrows in Nagoro, started to make them to create the village of his childhood, which was crowded with many residents. ---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 10:33:36 AM
Kunihiko Miura
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