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Huge Farmhouse in Shirakawa-go

Today’s photo is one of the most important farmhouse in Shirakawa-go, Nagaseke (or Nagase house). It’s huge! Check it out.

It’s just as big inside as it looks. Historically, the entire extended family would live in one of these. This house, Nagaseke, was important because the Nagase family were doctors for the Maede lords in Ishikawa Prefecture. Today it is a museum. They show off various gifts from the Maeda family and various tools for farming and raising sikworms.

This is the same village I posted the wide shot of a week or so ago. Can you find Nagaseke in the wide photo?

More texture play today. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

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