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.

5 Comments:

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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