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Flock to Shikoku to See the City of Scarecrows

| Deeper Japan , Tokushima

A small village located in the city of Miyoshi (Tokushima Prefecture) is home to 27 people…and 270 scarecrows. Aptly nicknamed Kakashi no Sato (Scarecrow Village), this project is credited to Ayano Tsukimi, who returned to the village to take care of her aging father. It began simply enough, Tsukimi's scarecrows served their original purpose: protecting her plants. Soon after, other villagers began asking her to make them in order to watch over the empty homes, as depopulation left many homes abandoned.

Check out the video above to learn more about the project. Is this Scarecrow Village sweet or spooky? Let us know what you think.