Okuharima, a town where more than 100 scarecrows live

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You know that in Hard Hobbit To Break We love showing you curious places located in all corners of the planet (the Fly Geyser, a forest submerged in a lake, colorful mountains, rocks suspended hundreds of meters ...). So when we met the Japanese people of Okuharima, where more than 100 scarecrows "live", we did not hesitate for a second to introduce you. Yes! Yes! As you are reading it! The dolls are everywhere, doing everyday tasks, as if they were people of flesh and blood.

Do you want to discover more about this curious town in Japan? Well, be very attentive to what we tell you next!

Scarecrow Village

How could it be otherwise, Okuharima is known as the scarecrow town. Located in the Seki district in Yasutomi of Himeji city, this town is attracting a lot of visitors thanks to these life-size dolls dressed as if they were people: with work clothes, straw hats, kimonos, caps ...

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To promote the city

This curious idea has arisen from the mind of Okaue Mastato, a 61-year-old man who was born in Seki. The Japanese, with the help of Okuharima residents, started creating scarecrows in 2010 with the intention of promoting his "hometown". And it is that with these dolls he intended to attract visitors after the massive migration of the youngest population of the place, who in recent years have gone to the cities to look for work. This fact has produced that the majority of people in the town are over 65 years old.

A total of 100 scarecrows

In total, these are more than 100 scarecrows located on farmland and houses that have already been abandoned. Next, we leave you with our gallery, where we offer you a lot of images of this curious town. Do not miss it!

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