Sotetsu-yama (蘇鉄山) 'Sago Palm Mountain', Katsura Rikyu (桂離宮). Each palm is individually wrapped in straw matting…http://t.co/Z3ZsAljeHP
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The straw wrapping is done to protect the palm trees from the cold and insect infestations during the late fall and winter. It takes four workers an entire week to complete the job.