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SHIIBA
  • PERFORMANCE / ARTS
  • LOCAL DELICACIES
  • WILDLIFE / NATURE

A trip to Shiiba (Miyazaki Prefecture) should not be made on a whim. In order to enjoy the beauty and the fascinating customs of this remote, forested, mountainous spot in the centre of Kyushu, careful planning is necessary, but the rewards make the efforts worthwhile.
Shiiba is famed for a long history of folk theatre (kagura), in which legends from the area are reenacted. Each season is the stage for the area’s various time-honoured performances and unique agricultural rituals.
The many festivals and customs here are intertwined with the traditional agricultural practices associated with rotation farming of buckwheat and millet, as well as production of other delicacies such as shiitake mushrooms, soy beans, plums, mountain potatoes, yuzu and freshwater fish.
One of the 100 hidden towns in Japan chosen for this publication.

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JAPAN - 100 HIDDEN TOWNS

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Japan – 100 Hidden Towns is a travel guidebook to Japan off-the-beaten-track – the lesser known towns, where quiet, bucolic ways of life, and proudly maintained local history and traditions can be found. 100 towns, selected from all of the country’s 47 prefectures, are reviewed with a focus on nature, culture, food, access, and key dates – each illustrated with colourful photographs. Information on each of Japan’s eight regions and their major tourist attractions, general advice for travellers, and listings of useful phrases are also provided, helping visitors to maximise the enjoyment of their travels. Over 400 pages of colour photographs and useful information.

PUBLISHER : NELLIE’S ENGLISH BOOKS 
ISBN : 9784905527497