1：Photograph of Manooono,Otsu,Shiga,Japan 2011.09.27 15：01 “Satoyama landscape of paddy field in Manooono,Otsu City,Shiga Prefecture,Japan 7”
Satoyama landscape of paddy field with red spider lily ( Lycoris radiata ) in Manooono,Japan.
Satoyama (里山) is a Japanese term applied to the border zone or area between mountain foothills and arable flat land. Literally, sato (里) means arable and livable land or home land, and yama (山) means mountain. Satoyama, which have been developed through centuries of small scale agricultural and forestry use, also promise biodiversity if properly maintained by human activities. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoyama