Traditional Japanese rice terraces and Windmill palms (Trachycarpus fortunei), Maruyama, Kumano

Maruyama One Thousand Rice Paddy Terraces, Mie, Japan

 

2,483 terraced rice paddies were recorded here in 1898, today there are only 1,340 due to cost inefficiency, however, the number is slowly increasing from the support of cultural preservation organisations.

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Taken on May 4, 2012