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Wooded Wonderland: Yakushima

In Japan’s epic anime film “Princess Mononoke,” director Hayao Miyazaki shrouds the real-life island of Yakushima with surrealism. Yet this wraithlike landform scarcely needed the extra intrigue. Twenty years ago, the site became one of Japan’s first entries on the UNESCO World Heritage List.