Tuesday, January 25, 2011

JAPAN - Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

"Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. The large houses with their steeply pitched thatched roofs are the only examples of their kind in Japan. Despite economic upheavals, the villages of Ogimachi, Ainokura and Suganuma are outstanding examples of a traditional way of life perfectly adapted to the environment and people's social and economic circumstances." -

"Shirakawa-go and this Gokayama are very snowy area
but these old style houses are really beautiful...", shares Yumi.

Thank you so much again Yumi for this card!
Such a wonderful feeling to be receiving such card
since we don't experience snow here in the Philippines...

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