Water is of great importance in Japan.
On the other hand, Japan is an island state; Which in turn means that it is surrounded by water. For many centuries, therefore, every communication with the "outside world" led across the water.
Fishing and other food from the sea are also an important part of life and tradition. But the water is also of great importance on the mainland.
Rice fields require much water for growth; also Wasabi grows in marshy terrain on the edge of river water.
The land is covered with a centuries-old system of canals and small canals, which efficiently drain the water and supply the fields.
However, Japan is also known for its bathing culture. Volcanic thermal springs are all over the country - the onsen. In many regions warm springs of healing are bubbling out of the ground.
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