A new word for me – “satoyama.” I ran across it in an article:

Revitalizing a Dying Region of Rural Japan with Art

Satoyama refers to traditional rural landscapes, how they benefit and sustain life, not just human life.

Sato – village
Yama – mountain

a place where nature and people exist in harmony…

Greetings from Satoyama

a symbol of terrain where humans and nature coexist in a symbiotic relationship.

Harvest Time in Satoyama

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