Satoyama photo contest

Satoyama is the real Japan. Invoking images of nature, small farms and rice terraces, satoyama is a stark contrast to the nation’s famous cities. The Japan Times is celebrating satoyama spots across the nation with a photo contest — and we need your help. Vote for your favorite images to help us show the world what satoyama looks like.

Readers who vote will earn a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card worth ¥500. The deadline is Oct. 16.

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