"Take a virtual tour through the Japanese village of Nagoro, home to 200
scarecrows and 29 humans. Nagaro was once a thriving town, but over time most
people left to get jobs in the city.
A woman named Ms Tsukimi Ayano, the "Scarecrow Mother," has been making
scarecrows for over a decade now and placing them around this small, quiet town
to make it feel less empty. There is even a scarecrow registry that visitors
can look at which lists the name, age, sex, personality, and life story of each
The village is known as Kakashi no Sato (Scarecrow Village) in Japan. Visitors
can take scarecrow making workshops, attend the scarecrow festival on the first
Sunday of every October, and explore the town.
Ms. Ayano said "Before I started making scarecrows, nobody stopped by. Now many
people visit here…I hope Nagoro will become lively again and many people come
here for sightseeing." This incredible town is one of the coolest places I've
ever heard of, and it's now on my list of places I hope to visit someday."
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics