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Gasshō-zukuri, Hida Folk Village

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 17 March 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Another example of the steep, thatched gasshō-zukuri roofing typical of traditional houses in this region, which I've shown in recent postings taken in the village of Shirakawa-go. This roof is on a house at the Hida Folk Village open-air museum in Takayama.

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 image

17 Mar 2010 6:39am

@Alun: Thanks Alun!

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

It looks a simple but effective construction, and eco friendly :)

17 Mar 2010 1:14pm

@Michael: Very eco-friendly - except for all the smoke inside, I suppose! Cheers Michael.

Magrat from Germany

Interesting and wonderful captured... :)

17 Mar 2010 5:38pm

@Magrat: Thanks Magrat!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Beautiful capture. Light and textures are superb!

18 Mar 2010 10:06am

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Of course it looks beautiful as a piece in a museum! If one takes into consideration all the skill and work applied to this construction, done totally BY HAND.....one gets baffled!

19 Mar 2010 6:41am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very fine detail shot. These roofs are fascinating.

20 Mar 2010 12:45am

@Steve Rice: Quite beautiful aren't they Steve?

k@ from Paris, France

Very unexpected & interesting !

20 Mar 2010 10:25pm

@k@: Thanks k@!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

So, how much rain does the grass absorb? Does absorption create a weight problem?

1 Apr 2010 2:29am

@Twelvebit: I have no idea about the mechanics of these things!

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Lovely image.

16 Apr 2010 9:12am

@Stu: Cheers Stu!