Japan, Travel

Community

This area of Japan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this is because of the mine’s importance largely but also because of the super-tight-knit community that exists in the Omori area. This is one of the only places in Japan where you don’t see electric cables everywhere, they are buried underground here and that gives you the chance to imagine yourself walking past these samurai houses all those hundreds of years ago. It really was a joy to walk along quiet streets and see local handicrafts, fashion and food sold in a reasonably traditional way.

We also saw a community poster advertising an up-coming meeting to discuss how to deal with the most recent menace in the area, the monkeys…

Iwami Ginzan Street 1

Iwami Ginzan Street 2

Iwami Ginzan Street 3

Iwami Ginzan Street 4

Iwami Ginzan Street 8

Iwami Ginzan Street 7

Iwami Ginzan Street 14

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