Garbage, especially domestic garbage, disposal has always been a vital problem in this cleanliness-conscious (at least inside households) country.
In Mariko, a nationally-known tourist spot in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City, you can actually discover how and from where it was conducted in Japan as far back as in the Edo Period!
Inhabitants were regularly (on precise days designated by the local “governments”) depositing their garbage, usually burnable as most organic garbage was recycled into agriculture, in t\such “halls/sheds” whose doors could be locked to fend off animals, especially monkeys, bears, racoon dogs and wild boars.
The sign ahs been replaced/ or placed!
“町内/machinai” means “inside the village/town”.
“ゴミ/gomi” means “garbage/trash/refuse”.
“の/no” means (of”.
“館/kan or yakata” means “hall/building/annex”!
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4 thoughts on “Garbage “Hall” in Mariko, Shizuoka City!”
Mariko is one of my favorite villages in Shizuoka. Yui, too. Nice to see photos of it again!
I do make regular trips to Mariko, so expect more someday! LOL
And I’m going to Yui next week!
How very interesting. I like details like this. I am probably too curious but I find even the most mundane details interesting. I majored in cultural anthropology. One thing I did learn, you could find out the most amazing things from a culture’s midden. So I truly do find this interesting.
It was a true pleasure then!
I totally agree that everyday life is full of “interesting and revealing” details!