Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama

Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama
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 Shirakawa and Gokayama are two Japanese villages located in Gifu Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture, respectively, known for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, many of which are more than 250 years old. Gasshō-zukuri means “prayer-hands construction” and is a style characterized by a thatched and steeply slanting roof resembling two hands joined in prayer.
The region received worldwide attention they were designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in December 1995.
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 Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama
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 Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama
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 Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama
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 Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama
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 Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama
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 Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama
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