Shirakawago, UNESCO World Heritage Site!!
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Shirakawago is a gassho-style ( thatched roof)village in the northern part of Gifu Prefecture with 114 houses, many of which are still inhabited.
Shirakawago was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
There is a mysterious legend that the village was originally a village of fallen warriors of the Heike clan, the losers of the battle between the Genji and Heike clans in the 12th century.
Sericulture became a major industry during the Middle Ages, and the second floor of the gassho-style was used as a place to keep silkworms.
The straw thatched roofs had to be replaced every 30-40 years, and this was done in a single day by the village community to avoid the effects of rain.
For this reason, a community called “Yui” still exists today.
Located near the Shokawa River and surrounded by mountains, the topography of the village preserves the atmosphere of an old Japanese village.
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