My name is Jon and I live in Los Angeles. I've visited Japan a lot so that's what this blog is about...visiting Japan, Japanese history and samurai movies.
I love these kinds of finds. More to the point, I just love living amongst this kind of environment. It's a simple thing, a single house, but it adds so much to the atmosphere of one's everyday, in terms of adding a cultural, traditional, historical, aesthetic/artistic air to the feel of the place.
I agree. And there are so many "simple" finds like this in average Japanese towns like Otawara.
I even see these in Sendai - but I must admit that I am surprised they are still standing. When I first came across these, I thought they would all fall in a bigger earthquake.
They look like they would fall. There was a fair amount of moderate damage here in Otawara from the 3/11 quake. I saw one old building that suffered damage. Most others fared well though.
These type of houses are awesome and we are lucky that we have quite a few in my part of Gifu, Japan.Japan Australia
Why haven't I discovered your blog before?! I'm so glad you left a comment on mine! I see we share, amongst others, a fascination in old houses.Now, please excuse me, because I want to read your older posts! :)
Thank you. They are very interesting aren't they. :) Thanks for visiting.