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Akiyoshidai International Art Village | Transartists

Akiyoshidou, Yamaguchi ken - part of the largest cave system in Japan. Water flows through the caves through Akiyoshidai, the plain above the cave system.

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Shuhodo-Limestone-Cave Travel-Guide

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Akiyoshi-dai, The area was once heavily forested about 500,000 years ago but as farming started in Japan the local people eventually entirely replaced the landscape with Japanese pampas grass for feeding their animals and thatching houses. Repeated cycles of burning the grass have kept the trees from growing back since.