Did you know that Japan has a list of one hundred sounds that must be preserved? We didn’t, well, not until know that is.
A few days ago, we read about a forest in Arashiyama district, Japan. This district is near Kyoto and is most famous for its Sagano bamboo forest. It is often considered to be the most scenic destination in all Japan.
Sagano Bamboo Grove has an area of 16 square kilometers with bamboo rising up to 150 feet high. The sound that wind makes as it pases through the bamboo was voted as one of the hundred sounds that must be preserved in Japan.
Back in the 19th century when Thomas Edison was looking for a good bamboo as a material of a filament for his early light bulb, the governor of Kyoto recommended two sources for bamboo, Sagano Bamboo forest being one of them. Luckily for us, Edison used the other one.
Filipinos believe that humanity emerged from the bamboo stem.
Some other tales from China and Vietnam tell stories of impossible marriages that came true with the help of the bamboo.
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