Oeystein Sollesnes

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Kanayama rice terraces 'an impressive feat of human ingenuity'

Dec 7, 2017

Kanayama rice terraces 'an impressive feat of human ingenuity'

Looking out the window as the bullet train crosses into northern Iwate Prefecture, the mighty Tohoku mountains stand tall behind deep forests, rice paddies and the occasional sleepy town. Long gone is the constant buzzing of cars and a view that stops on the ...