Most viewed - Chirimen Kaido Road ちりめん街道
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Manhole for Kaya-cho, Yosano, Kyoto Prefecture.21 views
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Manhole for Kaya-cho, Yosano, Kyoto Prefecture.21 views
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One home on the Chirimen Kaido Road the public can enter is the Former Bito Family Merchant's House (Kyu-Bitoke 旧尾藤家). The Bito family was a raw silk and chirimen wholesaler since the Edo Period. 17 viewsVery prominent and rich local family who also became active in local government and business during the Meiji Period.
http://www.yosano.or.jp/chirimen-kaido/?page_id=162
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Inside the Former Bito Family Merchant's House (Kyu-Bitoke 旧尾藤家).16 views
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Before air conditioners, they had these sliding slats for ventilation in summer.16 views
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Western-style (Spanish) 2nd floor bedroom.16 views
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The Japanese-style first floor used very expensive materials. These thin wood pillars are shochikubai (matsu pine, bamboo, and ume plum tree).16 viewsFormer Bito family home, Yosano, Kyoto Prefecture.
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The first floor was Japanese style, while the second floor was Western-style (Spanish).15 viewsFormer Bito family home, Yosano, Kyoto Prefecture.
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After the Bito Home, we continued our walking tour of Chirimen Kaido Road. 15 viewsOur guide, Aoki Jun'ichi, from Yosano Tourist Association, showed this exterior lattice design featuring the kanji character for "Tan" (from "Tango" 丹後) which is similar (by no coincidence in this case) to the kanji character for "yen" (円).
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To Bathroom.13 views
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Kimono displayed in Izutsuya ryokan.12 views
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Kura storehouse and vault.12 views
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Bathroom12 views
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Chirimen Kaido Road is a Tango chirimen manufacturing area in Kaya. Originally a castle town with Yasurajo Castle.11 viewsSince it was a castle town (during the Sengoku Warring States Period), a few streets have sharp, narrow turns or corners to defend against any invading enemies. Some of the traditional homes were built in the 19th century or 1920s-30s. Part of the district escaped damage from the 1927 Tango earthquake.
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Former Kaya Town Hall (旧加悦町役場庁舎) that was built in the 1930s. 11 views
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Entrance to former Kaya Town Hall (旧加悦町役場庁舎) that was built in the 1930s. Currently closed.11 views
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One house had a small chirimen factory we could view through a window.11 views
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One house had a small chirimen factory we could view through a window.11 views
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There used to be four ryokan here, but this Izutsuya ryokan 井筒屋 is the only ryokan remaining in Chirimen Kaido.11 views
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Chirimen Kaido Road has a walking route to see the traditional buildings still remaining. That's a sake cellar on the left.11 views
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Sake cellar.11 views
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About the Former Bito Family Merchant's House (Kyu-Bitoke 旧尾藤家).11 views
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Houehold shrine inside Former Bito Family Merchant's House (Kyu-Bitoke 旧尾藤家).11 views
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Western-style (Spanish) 2nd floor living room.11 views
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Ceiling wood is very rare, made of yaku-sugi cedar wood (屋久杉). Yaku-sugi is hundreds of years old, native to Yakushima island in Kagoshima Prefecture, and now illegal to cut down.11 views
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Bathroom sink11 views
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Exhibits in the kura storehouse.11 views
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Exhibits in the kura storehouse.11 views
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The windw lattice design indicated the family's occupation.11 views
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Temples were established here to defend against castle attackers.11 views
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Many of the Chirimen Kaido homes have explanatory signs, but you cannot enter them since they are private homes.11 views
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Inner courtyard10 views
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Palanquin10 views
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Old porcelain toilets.10 views
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The house was originally a farmhouse built and expanded during 1863 to 1930. Toward the left on the second floor is the Western-style (Spanish) part of the house built in 1928. 10 views
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The first floor was Japanese style, while the second floor was Western-style (Spanish).10 views
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Kitchen10 views
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This home housed a chirimen factory and these windows let in light and air, but kept out prying eyes from passersby in the old days (when people were shorter I guess). Chirimen makers had secrets to keep.10 views
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