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Wada House, Shirakawa-go

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 25 February 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

One of the largest gasshō-zukuri houses in Shirakawa, and one of the best preserved. The Wada family still own this, and run it as a museum.

I'm going to be taking a short break - see you next week!

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!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A lovely composition with the mountains behid!

25 Feb 2010 11:22am

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

Marc from France

Looks like the box of toys I had a long time ago, but it was in europe!!
Good friday my friend!

25 Feb 2010 8:33pm

@Marc: Merci Marc!

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really nice image

25 Feb 2010 9:33pm

@Alun: Thanks Alun!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful house and setting. See you then.

25 Feb 2010 11:52pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice one

26 Feb 2010 12:51am

@Paul: Thanks Paul!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Those mountain ranges behind look so well, so much in the sumi-e style....BUT...I'd have welcomed more light in the background to be able to differentiate among trees...I know it is a counterlight shot and as such difficult to get more light without overwashing.....

26 Feb 2010 7:34am

@Japanalia: Sorry about that Gabriela...

kiji from valenciennes, France

Very good framing! Looks cold but the result is great :)

26 Feb 2010 12:53pm

@kiji: Thanks kiji!

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Are you certain this is not in the Black Forest of Germany? ;-) Love the composition with just the right amount of branches at the right side!

26 Feb 2010 5:59pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thanks Wolfgang! Definitely in Japan...

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The house looks born from the landscape . . if only all buildings could look this way.

27 Feb 2010 11:21am

@Ronnie 2¢: Cheers Ronnie!

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

A very nice traditional house in a fantastic surrounding !

28 Feb 2010 9:59pm

@Sidney: Cheers Sidney!

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

What a beautiful scene! nicely captured :)

1 Mar 2010 2:16pm

@Charles Dastodd: Thanks Charles!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Cool place.

6 Mar 2010 9:25pm

@Twelvebit: It was good to see one in such good condition, and to be able to walk around inside it.