Fields and farms but no

Oki back in the fields…
I have seen very few westerners  over this last week.
I have counted less than 10,and that’s  including big cities like Kyoto and Nagasaki.
BUT what’s more fascinating to me…when traveling from Kyoto along the coast passing Hiroshima and over to Shikoku.., and continuing ALL the way to Nagasaki, and now from Nagasaki via Fukuoka up to Matsue.. passing fields and farms… I have NOT seen a single …
COW!!
Or horse for that matter either! Not a barn to be seen from the train.
And well I can understand that cows don’t graze well in rice fields; but I have also passed wheat fields down here in Kyushu for example, and fields of grass, but no… not a cow to be seen