16 Nov 2019, 09:06

Great walked to Minka park

Super great time walking to the Japanese Folk Houses area near Mukogaoka-yuen station. It’s a beautiful area with lots of Japanese houses from 17th - 19th centuries! Most amazing that they are all made without fasteners (nails) as with most western buildings. Lots of the houses have naturally curved beams that add character and proof of the care used to put everything together.

This is the only place (that I know of) in Japan where we can see all sorts of homes from all around the country.. all in one park!

Great fun talking to the volunteer guides who share a love of the history and craftmanship of the homes. I am beginning to learn the stories and characters of the different homes. So much to see and learn.