Shirakawa is a village located in the northwest part of Ōno District, Gifu, in Gifu prefecture, Japan. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō a small, traditional village showcasing a style of buildings called gasshō-zukuri.
The village is located near Takayama, in Gifu. Together with Gokayama in Nanto, Toyama, it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
In that time in some places of Japan there was typhoon Chaba (International Designation: 1014, JTWC designation: 16W, PAGASA Name: Katring), the first typhoon to impact Japan since Typhoon Melor in October 2009. Chaba means Hibiscus in Thai. Luckily, I was not there but the day were cloudy and with quite heavy rainfall. The sky is here uninteresting.
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humayun (3105) 2010-11-28 6:22
A VERY NICE LAND SCAPE..........
POV IS GOOD AND GOOD COLOR.............
JUST SMALL BLUR IN IMAGE BUT LOOKING GREAT........
tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-11-28 6:22
Very nice to see the green village. It must be the paddy fields in the foreground.
Have a nice time
ciakgiak (30433) 2010-11-28 6:26
un villaggio dall'architettura affascinante, con queste casette semplici e perfettamente inserite nel paesaggio. I colori sono molto belli e vividi, soprattutto il verde in FG e quelli caldi autunnali sullo sfondo. Un caro saluto.
dta (82298) 2010-11-28 6:38
Hello Malgorzata ,
A face of Japan I like to see . We often see pictures from big cities . But there are wonderful remote places in this so mountainious archipelago .
A fine view of this pretty village , even the weather was not the best that day .
Thanks for the share .
PJE (20758) 2010-11-28 7:43
Hello Malgorzata. Except for the rice in the field the land does look like similar to where I live here in BC. Of particular interest is the style of homes you call gassho-zukuri. Do you plan on posting more close up photos of them? I do like the pathway on the right bringing in perspective to the frame. Thanks.
dkmurphys (64503) 2010-11-28 7:57
A fine capture with that picturesque place. Perfect autumn colors. The dynamic effect make me think that this capture is made from a train.
Have a great week.
lousat (97497) 2010-11-28 12:04
Hi Malgo,it seems to be in Switzerland Alps..eheh..very nice and different Japan,there a lot of surprises from your last trip and it's very interesting...great colors and sharpenss also whitout the sun and nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.
PaulVDV (32587) 2010-11-28 12:05
As already mentioned before here, it's very nice to get a view of the Japanese countryside. Most of the time we see pictures of modern cities, temples and shrines (that I certainly do appreciate). But it's good to learn also something more about the rural Japan.
The small path leads us nice between the rice field and the little canal to the village with its wooden houses and their remarkable peaked roofs. I wonder what the roofing is.
Besides the green of the rice field we find already some beautiful autumn colours in the tree leaves.
Best regards, Paul
bukitgolfb301 (45111) 2010-11-28 20:46
Hi my dear Malogo
Waoo welcome to my grandmother's home place.
Great shot indeed. Very tasteful color presentation. Nice tight and reasonable format and clear description in the detail as usual. The snow season is the best to visit here, next time let us go together!
Thanks for your sharing with your fine job and have a good day, best regards,
vasilpro (41661) 2010-11-28 23:44
Good morning Malgorzata,
Wonderful composition from that pretty Japanese village, interesting wooden architecture, lovely colors, beautiful fields.
Best regards, Vasilis.
Fis2 (106256) 2010-11-28 23:55
Fajna wioska jak skansen.
Ladny kadr i super kolorki.
Graal (103038) 2010-11-29 0:17
ladniutko tutaj. Piekna przyroda i przyklejone do wzgorz chaty. Fajna ta Twoja Japonia w obrazach.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-11-29 7:29
Excellent presenation of thus typical village. The POV is very well selcetd with the large Fg and especially the small way ( well off-centred) which learn the glance and give depht to the image. Very nice image, very interesting post.
Have a nice week,
AKITA (15125) 2010-11-29 17:37
a beautiful view shots of autumnal colored scene in Shirakawago,
we can see attractive yellow and red leaves,
and some characteristic roofs of Gassho structure too, those are wonderful so much,
both this and next pictures look taken in common POV on the ground, the view from the hill may show us touching "roofs" scene,
thank you for your excellent shot,
mauro61 (52857) 2010-11-30 0:19
bella immagine del villaggio con il verde intenso dei campi.
ottima la luce sulla scena,
Angshu (56760) 2010-11-30 10:10
Doesn't look like Japan...looks like another SE Asian country with the rice crops & the hut like houses. The path offers a good lead-in. Like the tree with yellow leaves, seemingly lit up by light.
Changes my perception of Japan, for sure!
jemaflor (103049) 2010-12-01 11:03
A landscape shot well composed with the fiel in the fg and this path on the right side to give depth at the view, impressive green.
Sonata11 (34007) 2010-12-03 22:49
kolejne przepiekne zdjecie japonskiego krajobrazu.
Cudne kolory, super ostrosc.Perfekt kadr.
mkamionka (39937) 2010-12-04 3:44
bardzo ladny japonski widoczek.
Po raz kolejny to powiem: niesamowita podroz, mialas okazje nie tylko przemierzyc caly kraj ale rowniez widziec zakatki do ktorych turysci pewnie zagladaja rzadziej. Wspanialy reportaz. Pogoda rzeczywiscie moglaby byc lepsza no ale tego niestety do konca zaplanowac sie nie da.
Vasa (515) 2010-12-05 11:34
so worth to see is your serial from Japan. This corner is specially for my soul. And your romantic choice, friend.
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (106608)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
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- Date Submitted: 2010-11-28 5:24
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