Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Old Japanese (igura style) house & Tamarix chinensis

 (posted; Japanese culture page)
This Nakagawa-residence was built in 1,884 (明治17年) and donated to the local city about 10 years ago.  We could see the old "igura-style house (2 layered tiled roof, plastered wall)", which created mainly for the purpose of fire-safety. The family owned marine transportation business. Transporting "rice. salt. cotton" to Osaka. Today I wish to show how this old special house in Japan looks like. 

*  Tamarix chinensis in the garden of the house;
First time for me to see this beautiful tree or flower even though they were not in full bloom Originated in China and it is said that old time Yang Guifei enjoyed seeing its beauty through reed screen.

Thank you very much for reading, I really do appreciate your visit. 
I felt sad my pictures don't do justice to the beautiful place; well, hoping I could let you sense the atmosphere of the house and the flower(^^;)

Linking this post to "Our World Tuesday"


Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

your photos are just fine! lovely blooming tree! i really liked the transom a lot. the bath? not so much. :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely old house and that tree is just fabulous!

Arija said...

Thank you for giving us a glimpse into this interesting building and the flowering tamarix.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, thanks for the lovely tour of this special house. And the tree is simply beautiful. Your photos are wonderful, have a happy day! Eileen

Shelly said...

I would love to see that house, my dear friend, and walk through and study it, and think about what life used to be like. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Also, the tamarix is lovely! You pictures are terrific and give us such a vivid idea of what it is like without actually being there. Have a wonderful day, my friend!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san! I love seeing old buildings in Japan and enjoyed your pictures very much! Transom is beautiful, now I realized I don't see them in new homes.
The tamarix tree is huge and flowers are gorgeous! These flowers have very unique look :-)

Have a wonderful day, Miyako san xoxo

maddyrose said...

Thank you for sharing the photos of this lovely old house. There is nothing wrong with your photos, they are charming and provide us the chance to visit this beautiful place. The photos of the trees and flowers are very pretty too. Have a wonderful day dear bs. Love always.

Pearl said...

photos are hard for a shape of space but your photos are lovely. it looks like a wonderful place. glad it is preserved.

Claudia Moser said...

Such a wonderful collection of pictures!

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful pictures you're sharing with us today. I love the roof. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your comments. Enjoy your day my friend.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Lovely post and very educational again; as usual! The transom is done intricately and the old Japanese bath looks very similar to the Indonesian style bath.

Ann said...

your photographs are wonderful Miyako-san..and do great justice to the beauty of this house. As always,i learn so much and have so enjoyed this post!!!!
xoxo from Southern California!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

What a beautiful house! So fascinating. I love the style of old Japanese houses. It looks like it would make a lovely home too x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and very interesting!

Hi Orchid! I'm back!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your photos are great. I love the flowering trees. Enjoyed visiting the historic home and learned a great deal (you are an excellent tour guide). I especially loved the transom between the rooms!

Michiko Johnson said...

Dearest Miyako sama,
Your photographs are kiraina nihon no owuch desu.
Nihon no owuchi wa anatani wa yoku
kakarete imasu.

We has raining for about five days.
I hope you having a wonderful weather
Otosama to enjoy days!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

What a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful piece of your country. It's nice to pop in and read your blog again. I hope you are well and enjoying health.