This picture is taken in Shiragawago. This place is well known for its thatched roofs, or "gassho-zukuri"-roofs. It is indeed very spectacular and is a World Heritage village. These roofs are constructed to carry snow up to two meters. To renew the roof it take two hundred men two day’s to do it. Half a roof cost 100,000 USD and lots of sake and rice.
It is easy to go there, you can take a bus from Takayama, it takes you in 2h and 20 minutes to Shirakawago. There are only three buses each day going there so it is wise to make a reservation.
Oh and I do come from Holland well known for its dairy products but for me the best milk ever is the Hida milk. I bought it in Shirakawago ¥150 per bottle, about 150cc, very expensive, about 10 USD a liter but hey it is delicious, well like all other Japanese food.
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alainh (35583) 2005-02-09 12:02
a good one. we want to see a little more about these roofs. good composition
aoitsuki (63) 2005-02-09 15:23
Good work, and sharp colours. Very clear image of an interesting place. I like the name to. I also love japanese food and Japan, but I have never been there.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-02-13 4:20
Calm,peaceful and nice place you show us,Hans,I enjoy it,well saturated and good capturing you did,fine POV and very well composed,too,beautiful view and I like the cottages here,god note,nicely done,Hans.
Wirraway (1985) 2005-04-06 0:53
Good composition Hans, nice note and your image
has good exposure, incidently a very good portfolio of your work which I enjoyed looking through. Well done.
- Copyright: Hans van Oort (Hanso2) (633)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Hoya Cir-Polarizing 77mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-09 11:41