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Takehara, Hiroshima



7. March. 2019

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Sometimes referred to as ‘Little Kyoto,’ Takehara is a city with plenty of similarities, but a culture and history that is uniquely its own. Located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Takehara’s history was an affluent one; the town was once home to families working in the salt trade business. Once many of them got rich they built their impressive Edo-era (1603-1868) homes. When all the money dried up, the history and legacy of the Takehara was almost forgotten, however luckily city fathers and local NPOs intervened to preserve the heritage of this architecturally stunning old town.

Takehara, Hiroshima

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