Saturday, June 05, 2010

Spirited hot spring, otherworldly farmhouse

I blogged previously about the real-life hot spring resort that inspired animator Hayao Miyazaki in making Spirited Away. Now the Japan Times has an in-depth story with excellent photos — like that on the left — about that same hot spring.


And speaking of otherworldly — but real — places, Japan Dave brings us an amazing shot of one of the massive-roofed, multistory wood-framed historic farmhouses for which the Japanese village of Shirakawa is famous.


These farmhouses were declared World Heritage sites in 1995.


—Mellow Monk

 

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