Shiiba Village Japan

Overview

Shiiba Village

Adventures in Shiiba

Schools and Government Offices

Shiiba Village
(Japanese)

Official Homepage
for Shiiba Village
(Japanese)

Folklore Museum


Links

Japanese Workbook

Japanese Events and Holidays

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET)
Programme


Background

Resume & Bio
Erik Kassebaum


Site Sponsor

KASSEBAUM
CONSULTING

Yokoso
(Welcome)

Image of the Shiiba Dam from the official Shiiba Village WWW site.

Shiiba-son is a rural mountain village located in the middle of Kyushu. It is very unlike Tokyo and other popular Japanese cities. At times, Shiiba is like a different country. Locals sometimes joke about the need for a passport to enter.

Shiiba, like the rest of inaka (rural Japan) is where Japanese culture has its roots and where even today, draws its strength from. The key to understanding Japanese culture lies out in inaka, not in places like Tokyo or Osaka. One of the goals of this KASSEBAUM CONSULTING web site is to provide you with a new way to understand modern Japan.

Yoroshiku

Erik Kassebaum