Takachihogo – Shiibayama—a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System sharing knowledge about sustainable mountain living with the world


The people of Takachihogo-Shiibayama Villages possess a deep respect and admiration for nature which they weave into their farming and forestry practices. Throughout the region, people pray to the local gods for favorable harvests and perform sacred dances to music known as kagura. To share the blessings of nature with the gods, village festivals are held with specially prepared kagura cuisine.

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