In One of Japan’s Three Unexplored Regions, Three Generations Cross the Iya-no-Kazurabashi of Miyoshi City (Part 1)

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Marugoto MIYOSHI Tourism Information Service

The Rebuilding Completion Ceremony for the Iya Valley’s Historic Kazurabashi Vine BridgeMiyoshi City’s Iya Valley is said to be one of Japan’s “Three Hidden Regions” and within this unexplored place lies the famed Kazurabashi Vine Bridge which, upon seeing it, immediately takes one back to days of yore. Made from approximately 6 tons of vine that are taken from the surrounding mountains, this nationally designated Important Tangible Folk Culture Property has its vines replaced every tree years.  For about 6 weeks this winter the bridge underwent its triennial vine replacement, and on the morni…

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