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Yokai (Hobgoblins) Village in the secluded Yamashiro/Oboke region of Shikoku

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Yamashiro Cho, renown for the magnificence of Oboke and Koboke ravines, and the beauty of Shiozuka plateau lies in the secluded part of Shikoku mountainous region. It was once a home of brave mountain samurai warriors who fought to protect their country border and is also a home of the Yokai (Hobgoblin) legend, which is quite unique in this country. The legend of Yokais has long lived on in everyday's life of local people here, its stories often being associated with the dangerous part of region. So, the hobgoblins or peculiar phenomenon were sometimes said to be a reminder to people to be diligent in general walk of life and also to respect nature and environment. These legends together with effort of local people trying to energize the community through a little unique and fun theme was recognized and acknowledged as “Yokai Heritage” by World Yokai Society in 25th May 2008. This is the second acknowledgement after Sakaiminato City in Tottori Pref. in its history.

Address Yamashiro Cho, Miyoshi City
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Access Get off at Ikawa-Ikeda IC→Take the National route 32 bound for Kochi→Yamashiro/Oboke region(Journey time is approx. 35 minutes by car.)
Contact Lapis Oboke
Phone 0883-84-1489
Fax 0883-84-1222
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