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Gasshō-zukuri, Shirakawa-go 4

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 22 February 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A closer look at the upper part of a gasshō-zukuri style house in Shirakawa, Gifu prefecture. The upper floors of these houses are also used for living and working in.

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

very good, love the detail

22 Feb 2010 6:20am

@Alun: Thanks Alun!

Magrat from Germany

Great... thanks for showing and for the informations about it! :)

22 Feb 2010 9:53am

@Magrat: Thanks Magrat!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful details. Light and textures are superb!

22 Feb 2010 11:22am

@Richard Standley: Cheers Richard!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good close up of the houses.

22 Feb 2010 5:10pm

@António Pires: Thanks António!

Sylvie from entre Angers et Saumur, France

Du beau travail, le détail y est parfait.

22 Feb 2010 5:36pm

@Sylvie: Merci Sylvie!

Bishop from Houston, United States

Great details! :)

22 Feb 2010 6:23pm

@Bishop: Thanks Bishop!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A excellently composed detail shot. Love the warm colors of the wood.

22 Feb 2010 6:31pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Paul from summerside, Canada

I love this

22 Feb 2010 9:31pm

@Paul: Thanks Paul!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I think that I like to look at these houses as a whole or as an ensemble, not as closeups of parts of them......though I know how much work goes into the making of that roof! We had an excellent documentary on TV on this very subject.

24 Feb 2010 3:50am

@Japanalia: Maybe I will try to look for it on Youtube!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

How are the prices?

6 Mar 2010 9:28pm

@Twelvebit: You mean to buy one? Absolutely no idea! The village is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, so I guess that means you can't just buy up places here... (?). Pretty tight-knit community too, with houses in the families for generations. I guess they're not looking to sell anyway?

Mayukh's Photoblog from Bangalore, India

nice shot. if not for the EXIF, I would have thought it to be a DSLR output. your shot emphasizes the fact that cameras are not everything :)

15 Mar 2010 2:53pm

@Mayukh's Photoblog: Thanks Mayukh!