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Exile island


UpdateMarch 27, 2018
ReleaseMarch 27, 2018

In the middle ages, hundreds of Japanese aristocrats, guilty of either thought or political crimes were once routinely sent into exile with the destination being Sado. The effect this had on the local population was to pass on the culture of the then capital of Kyoto and also that of the later cultural center of Edo, thereby mixing them in with the industries surrounding the gold mines. The result forms the background to the island culture of today – an atmosphere built on simple human nature, rustic customs, folk art and folk stories.