Image search results - "traditional"
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Former Takayama-cho Town Hall 旧高山町役場
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Former Takayama-cho Town Hall 旧高山町役場
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Former Takayama-cho Town Hall 旧高山町役場
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Storehouse for a Takayama Festival float
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Traditional building preservation area in Sanno-machi Suji.
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Important Traditional Building Preservation Area 重要伝統的建造物群保存地区
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Beckoning cat
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Vestiges of the castle town remain here with white walls.
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Traditional townscape in Hagi, Yamaguchi.
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Front gate of Mori Clan's detached residence.
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Nice traditional townscape in Hagi, Yamaguchi.
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Mud wall of Toida Masuda residence.
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Mud wall of Toida Masuda residence.
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Even modern homes have white walls.
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This road goes to Hagi Museum.
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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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Sawara has a scenic traditional townscape (merchant buildings) along the Ono River near JR Sawara Station (Narita Line).
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Map of the traditional townscape along the Ono River. I started from the Kaiun Bridge on the right of this map.
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Leaping carp or maybe sea bream.
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Ono River has these little statues of the Gods of Good Fortune. Sawara, Katori, Chiba.
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Bench
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A few buildings were in need of repair.
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Sake merchant
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Sake merchant
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Sawara, Katori, Chiba
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Traditional townscape in Sawara, Katori, Chiba Prefecture.
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Sawara has some old signs like this one for Fanta soda.
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Traditional boat rides on Ono River operated by cute grandmas.
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Shuttle boats (¥1,300 roundtrip) and tour boats (¥500) are busy on Ono River during the spring and autumn festival time.
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Traditional boat rides on Ono River.
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Traditional boat rides on Ono River.
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About the Shojo Soy Sauce Shop established in 1800.
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Uedaya Hardware Store
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About Uedaya Hardware Store founded by a merchant from Gamo, Shiga Prefecture. Still in business.
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Tobacco and Tea Shop
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About the Tobacco and Tea Shop
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Traditional townscape in Sawara, Katori, Chiba Prefecture.
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Oil merchant
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About the oil merchant
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Jaja Bridge
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Boat dock at the other end of the river.
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About Kinsei Japanese textile shop
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Jaja Bridge (Toyohashi Bridge) in Sawara, Chiba.
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About Jaja Bridge (Toyohashi Bridge) in Sawara, Chiba.
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Jaja Bridge (Toyohashi Bridge) in Sawara, Chiba has a waterfall.
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Boat dock for boat rides on Ono River.
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Manhole in Sawara, Katori, Chiba. River fish and irises.
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About Sawara's traditional townscape.
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Ino Tadataka's former residence in Sawara, Chiba is open to the public.
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Open hours of Ino Tadataka's former residence.
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Ino Tadataka was a geographical surveyor who was the first to use modern scientific surveying methods to produce very accurate maps of Japan known as Inoh maps.
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Layout of Ino Tadataka's former residence.
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Monument for Ino Tadataka at his former residence.
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Statue of Ino Tadataka at his former residence.
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Inside the entrance foyer of Ino Tadataka's former residence. Japanese-style home.
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Ino Tadataka's former residence is quite spacious.
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka Memorial Hall, a local museum. Photography was not allowed inside.
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Central Yanai has a beautiful street of traditional buildings having traditional white walls (shirakabe). The area is officially preserved as a traditional townscape (重要伝統的建造物群保存地区).
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The white-walled street is called Shirakabe Machinami (白壁の町並み), a short walk from JR Yanai Station.
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Train platform at JR Yanai Station.
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JR Yanai Station.
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Inside JR Yanai Station.
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Map of central Yanai.
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The goldfish is the symbol of Yanai, Yamaguchi. Here's on atop a mailbox.
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Road in front of JR Yanai Station. Walk straight on this road to the white-walled street.
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A few scupltures along the road to the white-walled street. Yanai, Yamaguchi
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Directional signs in English.
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Yanai, Yamaguchi
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About Yanai's white-walled street.
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Cross the river.
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First you see Muroya-no-Sono, a longhouse museum.
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Street heading to JR Yanai Station.
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Entrance to the white-walled street. Even the private home on the right is white.
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Private home blending in with the white-walled street in Yanai, Yamaguchi.
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Sign indicating that this area is an Important Traditional Townscape.
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About Yanai's goldfish connection.
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Walking along Yanai's white-walled street.
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Yanai's white-walled street has a long history going back to the Muromachi Period (1337-1573). It used to be a merchant quarter. The street is about 200 meters long.
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Buildings are beautiful and in unison. Very impressive. Most buildings are private, but there are a few tourist shops and homes open to the public.
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This is the Kunimori family home, open to the public. Important Cultural Property. Admission 200 yen. Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
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The Kunimori home is a former merchant's home. Open 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Mon.
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About the Kunimori merchant's home.
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Inside the Kunimori-ke merchant's home.
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The Kunimori merchant's home is large and spacious. You can see how Edo Period merchants lived.
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2nd floor of Kunimori merchant's home.
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Folding screen
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Window on the 2nd floor of Kunimori merchant's home..
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Yanai, Yamaguchi
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Don't step on this.
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Yanai, Yamaguchi
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Narrow alley
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Yanai, Yamaguchi
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Manhole in Yanai, Yamaguchi based on the white-walled townscape.
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Atago Jizo statue to protect against fires.
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About the Jizo statue
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River runs parallel to the white-walled townscape.
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Park
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Yanai, Yamaguchi
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They did very well in preserving this traditional townscape. But I did see one house that was totally modern and didn't match the white-wall homes.
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Sagawa Soy Sauce Storehouse (Kura)
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Sagawa Soy Sauce Storehouse (Kura)
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Entrance to the Sagawa Soy Sauce Storehouse (Kura), a very large building with white walls.
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About the Sagawa Soy Sauce Storehouse (Kura). They make a special kind of soy sauce called kanro soy sauce.
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Inside the Sagawa Soy Sauce Storehouse (Kura).
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Shoyu soy sauce factory.
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Shoyu gift shop.
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Ceiling of Sagawa Soy Sauce Storehouse.
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Look at this huge barrels of shoyu.
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Huge barrels of soy sauce for aging. This was very impressive. The smell of shoyu in the air.
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How they make shoyu.
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Mixing the shoyu while it ages for 1.5 year.
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It takes a few years to make the soy sauce.
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Goldfish manhole at Yanai, Yamaguchi.
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Goldfish manhole at Yanai, Yamaguchi.
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Goldfish manhole at Yanai, Yamaguchi.
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Yanai, Yamaguchi
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Iwakuni-KIntaikyo Airport will open on Dec. 13, 2012.
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Music box Museum
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Bocho bus in front of Yanai Station.
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Muroyano-sono is a long house (Machiya) museum, formerly the estate of an oil merchant. It is adjacent to Yanai's townscape of white-wall buildings.
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Probably built in 1702, Muroyano-sono consists of several buildings clustered together. They include the main building (omoya), main storehouse (hongura), and rice storehouse (komegura).
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Muroyano-sono is open 9 am to 5 pm and closed on Wed. and during the year end and New Year's period. Admission is a few hundred yen.
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Map of Yanai's traditional townscape area in Furuichi/Kanaya.
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Floor plan of Muroyano-sono.
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Scale model of Muroyano-sono.
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Entrance area of main building, serving as the business office.
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Toilet
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Urinal
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Small shrine outside.
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Moon window
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Bath tub
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