Monday, January 14, 2008

Shirakawa-go

We stayed home all weekend and it was just what I needed. Course that means I haven't taken any pictures since we got back from our trip so here are a couple more photos from Shirakawa-go.


The second picture is taken from inside one of the gassho zukuri houses through a hole/knot in one of the wooden shutters.

18 comments:

  1. Those are very beautiful. The snow makes them timeless. Thanks for sharing these. (Your banner is lovely, too.)

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  2. Those are beautiful photographs. Looks like a winter wonderland.

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  3. lovely :-)

    only down hill I ever did was in Japan !

    says the Norwegian ;-)

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  4. Once again, postcard-gorgeous!

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  5. Those are really neat shots! I like the one through the hole, kind of fun.

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  6. that's a great catch!!! happy ws! mine's up too...

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  7. Now that´s such an amazing photo (the first one) that you could most certainly make a postacard out of it!

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  8. Those are nice. I wouldn't mind being couped up there for a bit.

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  9. A real life winter wonderland!

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  10. I am glad you had a good weekend, Tanabata! Those are great pictures! I love how the house is reflected in the water.

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  11. Hey!

    Great Photos! I sometimes feel cheated living in Australia, knowing that the only way I'll ever see snow like that is to move countries! Its very strange reading people's blogs and hearing about snow and white christmas' when I'm currently sweltering in 38degrees celcius heat! Still I can't complain too much!

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  12. Thanks Sandy and Carver!

    Cathrine- I've never gone skiing in Japan, only Canada and once in France. :P

    Teresa- Thanks! I might use some of these for Christmas cards next year. We'll see. :)

    Natalie- Thanks. The people who came up behind me didn't know what the heck I was taking a picture of at first! ;)

    Pretty Life Online- Thanks.

    quin- We saw some posters of night shots and I think this shot would've been fabulous at night with the glowing windows! Unfortunately we couldn't stay as the last bus left before dark. Maybe next time.

    Caroline- Me too!

    Andi- The Canadian in me missing snow was appeased for this year! :P

    Literary Feline- It was so nice to stay home and just be lazy this weekend. :)

    MsP- You've never seen snow? We're not sweltering here in Tokyo but no sign of snow either. I grew up with it so every year I still miss having a white Christmas. Glad you stopped by!

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  13. I love the reflection off the water in that first picture. Nicely done. Hope you are all rested up. :)

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  14. Thanks Kookie! I could use a few more days off to do stuff around the house but the weekend at home sure helped.

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  15. I absolutely love all your photos (loved the thursday thirteen below). Have you ever thought of putting them together in a book? Or, I know this is going to sound hokey, making them into nice, glossy cards? I've never really wanted to go to Japan, but every time I see your photos they make me want to travel there!

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  16. Thanks Danielle. Les asked me the same thing about putting them into a book. I haven't really looked into it but maybe at some point I will. I did make a photo calendar for my father of 12 photos taken last year and I'm thinking of doing photo Christmas cards this year. We'll see. :)

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  17. Lovely pictures! Were the gassho zukuri cozy inside?

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  18. Lesley- Except for the area near the fire, it was actually quite chilly in the upper parts of the house. They're really quite big, and hard to keep warm I imagine.

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