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Winter in Shirakawago May 17, 2011
Winter in Shirakawago

Photo courtesy of Lindsay Chan, Colorado College.
ACM/GLCA Japan Study Program, 2009-10

“This picture was taken from the window of one of Shirakawago’s  renowned Gassho-style houses.  With roofs made of thatch, these houses used to serve multiple purposes such as farming silkworms.  Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Shirakawago is the only town left in Japan to have these Gassho-style houses.”

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