Photos: Shimane Prefecture -A place where old Japan remains
In the west corner of Honshu Island, there is a land called Shimane, where old Japanese lifestyle and culture are preserved. Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), a writer from Europe, was fascinated by Shimane and wrote many stories about the land. There are no Shinkansen or big theme parks in Shimane. Nevertheless, Shimane still has a mysterious power to heal guests' hearts.