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Drying in the sun

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri ShimbunFarmers place bundles of rice stalks on poles to dry in the sun on the rice terrace in Yamanobe, Yamagata Prefecture, on Monday. This traditional method of sun-drying, called “kuikake,” dates back to the Edo period (1603-1867). Over 1,000 wooden poles, each about 2 meters high, stand in neat rows. Speech

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