This small farming town in the mountains south of Matsuyama was a major producer of Japanese paper and wax until the early 20th century. Now, it’s a peaceful mountain town of old merchant houses, candle and umbrella workshops, and an impressive turn-of-the-20th-century Kabuki theater. Mid-century, it also became famous as the hometown of novelist Oe Kenzaburo, the second Japanese writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature.
Uchiko at a Glance
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