Kitakami Photoblog

Daily photos from Kitakami, a small town in Northern Japan, and its surroundings.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Traditional old house in the center of Kitakami. There are very few left nowadays.


Anonymous Matthew said...

Very beautiful. I want to live in a house like that! Except, maybe it would be chilly in the winter...

Only another week and a few days until I live in Kitakami, but I guess I will be living in an apartment rather than such a beautiful house.

12:57 PM  
Blogger About Mountaincat said...

These old houses are treasure of Japan, but it must be very expensive to keep those houses running.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Piika said...

this is an incredible house - I wonder what it's like inside and who lives there.....

8:59 PM  
Blogger Roberto Allende said...

It is beautiful. Thank you. Do you know when this house was built? How "old" is old?

1:16 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

@ matthew: ... and you can be sure that an apartment will be more comfortable.
@ mountaincat: They are indeed expensive to keep, I guess that's why there are less and less. But there is a beautiful open air museum in Kitakami, where they conserve all kind of old farm houses brought here from the entire region.
@ piika: I sometimes think about ringing at the door and asking if I might have a look inside - but very probably I won't dare!
@ Roberto: Not so old like "old" means in other places, for in Japan jouses aren't built for eternity; but maybe something between fifty and eighty years old?

11:43 AM  

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