This place is Gokayama district of Nanto-shi in Toyama prefecture. Nearly of Shirakawa-mura in Gifu prefecture.
These houses are called Gassho-zukuri. Because, this roof look like the join one's hands in prayer. (Gassho is style in praying hands.)
You can watch these houses only in Shirakawa and Gokayama. And these buildings are registered with a world heritage.
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claudialovera (30) 2008-05-27 6:11
This place is beautiful!!!!!!...i did something similar with the reflection in the water..check out my pictured called Ologa, the diference is the architectural style, similar things, different countries.
pineapple (74) 2008-05-28 1:33
Ah, rainy skies in the mountain village... a lovely photo... it's not even summer here in Japan, and already I want to escape to the mountains and this area!!
Thank you for sharing, and thank you for the comment on my photo... yes, we just missed the rice planting... I'll have to get back in the countryside again as the fields grow.
pinakie_slg (861) 2008-05-30 9:10
What a nice pic!TFS
- Copyright: takahiro uemura (uecchi) (256)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: pentax *ist, Tamron XR Di II 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-27 5:36