Question: Where does Higurashi take place?

Higurashi: When They Cry takes place in the fictional village of Hinamizawa (雛見沢) in June 1983. Shortly before then, the main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to the village and befriends classmates Mion Sonozaki, her twin sister Shion, Rena Ryūgū, Rika Furude and Satoko Hōjō.

Where is Hinamizawa?

Hinamizawa is based on the real world Japanese village of Shirakawa-go (in Japanese:白川郷 Shirakawa-go). Shirakawa-gos population is actually smaller than Hinamizawas, having only about 1,864 people (as of 2009) compared to Hinamizawas 2000. Shirakawa-go is located in Gifu Prefecture, high in the mountains.

What year Higurashi take place?

1983 Higurashi begins in the summer of 1983, with the arrival of hotheaded teenager Keichi Maebara to the small, peaceful village of Hinamizawa.

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