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Takayama by the sea

My family has a little cabin atop the mountain in the fourth picture below.

The two hills are filled with such rich history. Missionaries came about them towards the end of the 19th century, and asked the Japanese government for permission to lease the land to use as a retreat center for missionaries in the summer. The government granted them 999 years.

Cabin #10

Erik and Kristina