It is fun to walk around the Nippon Minka-en (Japan Open-air Folk House Museum) in Kawasaki, where many old private houses have been built. Although this is an outdoor museum, it does not give the impression that it is just displaying buildings that have been preserved and managed. It is designed to make visitors feel as if they are visiting a real village.
Of course, each of the relocated old houses has a different origin. Some were the residences of farmers, some of them were the residences of netmasters, and there are even old Gassho-zukuri houses where sericulturalists used to live and a Takakura used on Okinoerabu Island.
The topography seems to play an important role in the fact that the buildings have little relationship to each other, yet the site has a real village feel to it. The site is very undulating, and it is difficult to see the old houses that stand nearby. This gives the impression that each of the old houses is in a different village.
While the ups and downs have a nice effect, it can be a bit difficult to walk up and down the slopes and through the tunnels. When I was looking at another slope beside the old houses from the top of the hill, I saw a person with an umbrella going down.
|Oct 2021 IN THE CITY KANAGAWA|
|KAWASAKI ROOF SLOPE UMBRELLA|
October 25, 2021
November 10, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF