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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama,Japan.




 Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. The large houses with their steeply pitched thatched roofs are the only examples of their kind in Japan. Despite economic upheavals, the villages of Ogimachi, Ainokura and Suganuma are outstanding examples of a traditional way of life perfectly adapted to the environment and people's social and economic circumstances.
Date of Inscription: 1995
Ref: 734
Received this captivating card from dear friend Phoebe affixing beautiful and odd shaped stamp.
2017 Stamp- Traditional Japanese Design
2015 Stamp  Definitive

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