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“Gassho-zukuri”, the traditional thatched roof houses2013.04.26

“Gassho-zukuri” of” Shirakawago and Gokayama area” are traditional Japanese architecture.

These houses are designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO which are preserved between Shirakawa village in Gifu prefecture and Gokayama in Toyama prefecture and total area is 356.55 km². “Gassho-zukuri” has named after its shape of house since the roof looks like clasping its hands as a triangle constructed by logs. There are three rare features to be known; a steep slope of roof, the industrial usage at an attic, and the traditional support system by the family.

Gassho-zukuri

photo by T.S.

Gassho-zukuri

photo by T.S.

Gassho-zukuri

photo by T.S.

Why don’t you visit to Gassho-zukuri of Shirakawago and Gokayama when you come to Japan?

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