Nonogawa River Valley
Fauna & Flora
Home to a number of mythical species. Though they tend to be elusive or disguise themselves. A single Kitsune is reported to live here in human form. Rumors of a Tanuki that used to live here, can also be heard around campfires and in bedtime stories. One of the biggest nuisances and threats is the herds of Wild Boar. While the boar is regarded as a noble animal, it can be a danger to people and destroy fields. In the valley, some residents will through the arduous process of getting a gun permit to hunt the boars and keep down the herds. You may find wild boar served in restaurants and on the family dinner table. Wild boar miso soup is a local favorite. Other creatures you may see are deer, dragonflies, frogs, salamanders, turtles, pheasants, cranes, martens, squirrels, quail, and rabbits. Fishing for trout and salmon is popular. Check with the local tackle shop or combini. Beware of the large centipedes, joro spider, giant hornets, and the mamishi snake. In contrast, the fireflies and large luna moths are a pleasant sight on summer evenings. Hummingbird hawk-moths feeding on nectar from thistles are fun to watch.
Forests, water power from the dam, wild boar and deer (if hunted)