The village of Nagoro in southern Japan looks much like any other at first glance. However, nestled deep in the mountains the place used to be alive with the sound of children laughing and people going about their every day business. Today things have changed. Figures of scarecrows have replaced the people and it's all thanks to Tsukimi Ayano. The 65 year old is now one of the youngest inhabitants of the village where a mere 35 people remain. Moving back to look after her aging father after many years in Osaka, Tsukimi created the scarecrows to bring back memories of friends and neighbors who had died or moved away. In fact the scarecrows now outnumber the people in the village three-to-one! Her idea has brought new life to the place as tourists from all over are flocking to see this strange scarecrow inhabited town. Check out the photos below and let us know what you think in the comments.