Rice Paddies and their surroundings
by Keiichiro Koyama
Oguriyasu, up tenryu river and into Atago hills, 30minutes from shinkansen Hamamatsu station. We can see rice terraces are farmed unchaged for more than 1,000years.
Large part of Hamamastu urban areas, as same as most Japanese cities is protected against flood hazard by the water system developed for rice paddies.