Shinshiro-City Thousand Rice Paddies of Yotsuya (Yotsuya Senmaida)
Yotsuya Senmaida, the 1,000 rice paddies in Shinshiro City
On the outskirts of Shinshiro City and at the foot of 883m high Mt. Kurakake in eastern Aichi Prefecture, are the terraced rice growing fields of Yotsuya Senmaida. Translated, senmaida means "1,000 rice paddies", an approximation of the actual number of terraces. However, the name is not an unmerited superlative.