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Hida Folk Village, Takayama 3

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 11 March 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Not on fire - but that is indeed smoke coming off the top. Fires were burned inside these traditional houses, with the smoke rising to the roof to help preserve the wood and to get rid of troublesome insects.

I can't imagine what that kind of life was like, living in a smoke-filled house - it certainly made my eyes water walking around inside this one.

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

Lovely capture Daryl. The light play is fabulous!

11 Mar 2010 12:00pm

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The light is sensational...great shot Daryl.

11 Mar 2010 2:08pm

@bluechameleon: Cheers bc!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely shot. I don't think I could handle the smokey interior too well.

11 Mar 2010 3:17pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve. It was very hard walking around inside!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

"Don't try this at home, folks" !

11 Mar 2010 7:28pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Quite!

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

A Smoking permitted zone....? Great shot, the dark details and blue smoke work well.

11 Mar 2010 11:50pm

@Michael: Thanks Michael! Smoking encouraged, it seemed to me!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This looks very good as a study!

13 Mar 2010 10:44am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I can, as I was born before the current anti-smoking trend....also smoke filled cars, offices, and elevators.

13 Mar 2010 3:17pm

@Twelvebit: Well, I remember that too - but believe me, a house full of wood smoke was something else!