It's 150 scarecrows vs. 35 elderly residents
A village in Japan has four times as many scarecrows as people. And it’s all thanks to one woman — and more than a decade of work.
Tsukimi Ayano said she made her first scarecrow 13 years ago in the likeness of her father as a tribute to him after his death. Since then, she’s made more than 350 life-sized dolls but, like their human counterparts, they don’t last forever, so about 150 of them remain in Nagoro, a village in southern Japan.
Still, with a population of 35, the scarecrows outnumber the people in Nagoro by a good amount, acting as replacements for…