This picture was taken on mid-May 2016, when the weather was becoming warmer and the villager started to fill their rice field, preparing it to be ready for planting season.
I like Shirakawa-go, because the uniqueness :
- The place was surrounded by mountain. Isolated like another country inside Japan.
- The people still doing common activity besides selling souvenir for tourists, like plant paddy… and that is so lovely…
- They have ryokan, a japanese style hotel, to challenge everybody being a villager for a while… back to the nature, not living in a cubical apartment.
- Pollution free… fresh air, fresh water.
Sometimes they change the thatched roof with a new one … and I am lucky to see this activity. Everybody works together in a big team.
And this picture is a whole village.. awesome…
Whenever you come to Japan, don’t forget to visit Shirakawa-go, Gifu Prefecture… enjoy…