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33.Hyakutaro and Kono Aqueducts

百太郎溝と幸野溝|日本で最も豊かな隠れ里 日本遺産人吉球磨【熊本県】

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Name Hyakutaro and Kono Aqueducts
Address Hitoyoshi Kuma region ( Kumamoto )
Contact 0966-42-1267 (Taragi Town Board of Education)
Misc Kono Aqueduct

These long irrigation canals supported rice production within the region. They were only completed after many years of difficult construction by the feudal rulers and peasant population. However, their existence greatly boosted the agricultural production of the region and they continue to provide water for irrigation to this day.

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