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The Japanese village filled with scarecrows

Like many villages in Japan, a low birth rate and migration to cities has left Nagoro with a dwindling population.

But when one woman returned to the village and began farming things began to change.

After creating a scarecrow to help protect her crops, Tsukimi Ayano decided to keep making the dolls.

Nagoro now has 350 dolls positioned throughout the village including in a school which closed down due to lack of pupils.

The Travel Show's Rajan Datar finds out more.

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