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Kurayoshi's Shirakabe White-Wall Warehouses are in a nationally-designated Important Traditional Townscape Preservation District (重要伝統的建造物群保存地区) named Utsubuki-Tamagawa (打吹玉川).This used to be a castle town until 1615. It was a commercial district up to the 1920s. About 100 traditional buildings with white walls (kura storehouses) and red roof tiles remain. The Tottori earthquake in Oct. 2016 damaged a few white walls. A short bus ride from JR Kurayoshi Station.
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Map of Shirakabe Warehouse district in Kurayoshi. The district is compact, easy to walk around.
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Road where I got off the bus.
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The main kura storehouses here. 赤瓦二号館
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The main Shirakabe kura storehouses in Kurayoshi, Tottori. 赤瓦二号館
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The main Shirakabe kura storehouse in Kurayoshi, Tottori. 赤瓦二号館
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The main Shirakabe kura warehouse in Kurayoshi, Tottori. 赤瓦二号館
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The main Shirakabe kura warehouse in Kurayoshi, Tottori. 赤瓦二号館
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The main Shirakabe kura warehouse in Kurayoshi, Tottori. 赤瓦二号館
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Mt. Utsubuki where there was a castle until 1615. 打吹山
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Tamagawa River
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Tamagawa River 玉川と研屋町の町並み
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This street corner had a large monument for Yokozuna Kotozakura, a sumo wrestler from Kurayoshi.
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Kotozakura was active in the 1960s-70s and later became a successful sumo stable master training wrestlers like Kotokaze and Kotonowaka. 横綱琴櫻
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Statue of Yokozuna Kotozakura, a sumo wrestler from Kurayoshi, Tottori. 横綱琴櫻
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Statue of Yokozuna Kotozakura, a sumo wrestler from Kurayoshi, Tottori. 横綱琴櫻
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Statue of Yokozuna Kotozakura, a grand champion sumo wrestler from Kurayoshi, Tottori. 横綱琴櫻
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Statue of Yokozuna Kotozakura, a grand champion sumo wrestler from Kurayoshi, Tottori. 横綱琴櫻
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Back view of statue of Yokozuna Kotozakura, a grand champion sumo wrestler from Kurayoshi, Tottori.
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About Yokozuna Kotozakura. 横綱琴櫻
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Monument for Yokozuna Kotozakura. 横綱琴櫻
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Monument for Yokozuna Kotozakura. 横綱琴櫻
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Small museum for Yokozuna Kotozakura. Too bad it was closed when I was there. 横綱琴櫻
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Signs in English.
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Benzaiten Hall next to Dairenji Temple. 弁財天堂
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Benten Hall 弁財天堂
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Benzaitendo Hall
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To Benten Hall.
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To Dairenji Temple.
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Gate to Dairenji Temple.
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Dairenji Temple.
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Dairenji Temple.
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Dairenji Temple bell.
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Old telephone.
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Ring out the old year with the temple bell.
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Dairenji Temple main hall in Kurayoshi, Tottori. Belongs to the Jodo-shu Buddhist sect. 大蓮寺
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Dairenji Temple main hall in Kurayoshi, Tottori. 大蓮寺
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Dairenji Temple in Kurayoshi, Tottori also has graves of local merchants who made it rich and local samurai. 大蓮寺
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Dairenji Temple in Kurayoshi, Tottori also has graves of local merchants who made it rich and local samurai. 大蓮寺
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Dairenji Temple bell
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Dairenji Temple bell
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Small Buddha
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Dairenji Temple
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Kurayoshi, Tottori manhole.
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Earthquake damage on the plaster.
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Komyoji Temple with red roof tiles.
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Condemned.
   
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