NIPPONIA No. 44 March 15, 2008
This Mining Town in Old Japan
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Written by Eguchi Mayumi Photos by Iida Yuko
The Gohyaku Rakan were carved from stone in 1766. The Buddha figurines represent a prayer for safety in the mine and a memorial to the dead.
Omori Elementary School is one of the few wooden schools remaining in Japan. Number of students: 13.