Ogimachi World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go, Japan

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by Peter Wiersema

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. (UNESCO) The photo has a bit the feeling of a traditional Japanese ink painting. Leica M9P + Summilux 35mm

Location: Ogimachi World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go, Japan

 

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