Chiiori

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Chiiori in winter

Chiiori (篪庵?, House of the Flute) is the name of an Edo period minka farmhouse in the Iya Valley, western Tokushima, Japan. Purchased by Alex Kerr in the 1970s, the house is now home to staff members of Chiiori Trust, a non-profit organization based in Iya Valley that is working toward solutions to the problems surrounding depopulation in rural Japan.

From 1997 to 2007, Kerr shared ownership of Chiiori with Mason Florence. However, in summer of 2007, Kerr bought back Florence's share and has since managed the house along with volunteers and Chiiori Trust staff.

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Coordinates: 33°51′45″N 133°51′36″E / 33.86255°N 133.859908°E / 33.86255; 133.859908