Rice Terraces, Tanada, 棚田

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Rice Terraces, Tanada, 棚田Japan is a mountainous country.

日本は山の多い国です。

Only 15 percent of the whole land suits agricultural cultivation.

農業に適した土地は国土の15パーセントしかありません。

Tanada or rice terraces are rice fields located on the slope of a mountain. 

棚田は、傾斜地を利用してつくった田んぼです。

That's why tanada has a good water drainage.  The slope makes it possible to control water drainage. 

傾斜した土地につくられているため水はけがよく、水の管理がしやすいです。

 Rice Terraces, Tanada, 棚田

Many tanada are situated in mountainous areas, surrounded by nature, so you can enjoy seasonal views throughout the year.

棚田はふつう、山あいの土地につくられていますから、四季折々の景色を楽しむことができます。

Tanada are everywhere in Japan.

棚田は全国いたるところにあります。

Some of the tanada are designated as an important natural asset and are preserved with care.

法律によって、文化財に指定されている棚田もあります。

Shiroyone senmaida is one of the famous tanada.

石川県の白米千枚田は有名です。

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