Photographer's Note

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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