Part II: Hida Folk Village
the outskirts of Takayama is the Hida Minzoku-mura, or "Hida folk Village".
It is a collection of over 30 well preserved traditional Japanese dwellings,
farmhouses and other buildings. The buildings were brought to Takayama
from all over the region and preserved in their original state complete
Most of the exteriors reminded me of what I'd seen in parts of
Ireland or in "Little House on the Prairie"! The roofs were thatched
or wood-shingled and still had many of the old tools lying around.
Here, at the side of this house, a stockpiling of wood for the
cold winter months.
On this side of the house, however, you can see the very distinctive
Japanese paper screens. You can also see the moss which grows
on the thatched roof.
And here's a closeup of a thatched roof!
Click on the picture for an even CLOSER look!