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Shimizu Inn (合掌村民宿Shimizu Inn), Gassho Zukuri Folk Village, Shirakawago, JP
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The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The site is located in the Shogawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in central Japan.  These villages are well known for their houses constructed in the architectural style known as gasshō-zukuri . The Gasshō-zukuri, "prayer-hands construction" style is characterized by a thatched and steeply slanting roof resembling two hands joined in prayer. The design is exceptionally strong and, in combination with the unique properties of the thatching, allow the houses to withstand and shed the weight of the region's heavy snowfalls in winter.

白川鄉合掌村位於岐阜縣和富山縣交界的庄河河谷,民舍都是木造,其獨特之處是高高的「合掌式」屋頂,屋頂鋪上厚厚的茅草,由於斜度很大,能減少冬天的積雪,屋內結構不用一口鐵釘,依靠卡榫、繩縛固定,1995年被聯國列作世界文化遺產。

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Villages_of_Shirakawa-g%C5%8D_and_Gokayama

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