Monday, January 25, 2010
The legendary Old-District
These houses say a gasshō-zukuri (joining hands structure).
It resembles manual form when a man joined his hands.
The structure is this local characteristic, and the roof where snow is easy to fall.
Of course people still live in there.
Nobles and concerned people made this village about 800 years ago. It is the legend that they lose to fight (1180–1185), and sheltered here.
Here is registered with the world heritage.
When this area was made first, a certain times began.
You know it well, too.
It takes several hours from the town nearby to here, and surrounded the circumference in the high mountains.
Snow shut in people in old days.
You can watch the four seasons of this village. It may surprise you a little.
The perspective of it, first one and second. Please look at them.
It will be the one of the places that are the most inconvenient in this small country.
And it may be a good place of the scenery most.
The ancestral one of them is called "Heike".
They were defeated by Yoritomo Minamoto of "Genji".
The Heian period was over at the time, and the Kamakura period began.
Yoritomo Minamoto is the first Shōgun. It is the leader of the samurai.
Yes. When this village was born, the Samurai's area whom you knew was born, too.
Here is Shirakawa-gō ("White River Old-District"), Gifu Prefecture.