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Shiga Pref. Manikins Evoke Japan’s Bygone Days
16:44 JST, November 12, 2023
OTSU — Residents of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture have created about 50 scarecrow-like manikins to depict rural scenes evocative of the Showa era (1926-1989).
This year’s creations include “families” sitting around a traditional portable stove while grilling rice cakes, and children playing next to a waterwheel. The group, whose members are in their 60s to 80s, is known for its high-quality workmanship.
“Some people even say ‘hello’ to the figures,” one group member said.
The displays are set to run through March.
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