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Gasshō-zukuri, Shirakawa-go 2

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 16 February 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

Many of the houses in this town are still functioning family homes, although some have been converted into museums, shops, restaurants and the like as more and more tourists have come to the area.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Love all the textures, nice one

16 Feb 2010 6:17am

@Alun: Thanks Alun!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

It is very costly to maintain such a house! Some of the families had to give them up and put them down! Moreover, there are fewer craftsmen who are skilled in the techniques necessary to build and maintain and repair such constructions!

16 Feb 2010 6:57am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such beautiful limes - all in harmony.

16 Feb 2010 10:21am

@Ronnie 2¢: Cheers Ronnie!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A wonderful picture Daryl. Harmony is the word to be used here!

16 Feb 2010 12:31pm

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful perspective.

16 Feb 2010 1:30pm

@António Pires: Cheers António!

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

I like this shot the best Daryl, the tracks, the angle and the depth are great.

16 Feb 2010 10:22pm

@Michael: Thanks Michael!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Excellent shot. It would cost a fortune to reroof that place. I've read it's hugely expensive even for Japan.

16 Feb 2010 10:41pm

@Steve Rice: I would imagine so Steve... town needs that tourist money...

Marc from France

as Michael, I love the lines in this shot, a great one!!!

17 Feb 2010 4:32pm

@Marc: Merci Marc!

k@ from Paris, France

Lines are wonderful !

20 Feb 2010 10:07am

@k@: Thanks k@!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Well composed.

6 Mar 2010 9:40pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit!