theresaurus

December 5, 2014

Suganuma Village, Gokayama, Toyama prefecture

Filed under: Japan — theresaurus @ 11:14 pm

DSC_1416

DSC_1417

DSC_1418

DSC_1415

DSC_1411

DSC_1409

DSC_1406

DSC_1397

DSC_1394

DSC_1402

DSC_3608

DSC_3612

DSC_3599

DSC_3615

DSC_3647

DSC_3655

DSC_3598

DSC_3597

DSC_3614

DSC_3590

DSC_3580

DSC_3618

DSC_3621

DSC_3625

DSC_3652

DSC_3595

DSC_3578

DSC_3674

DSC_3593

DSC_3662

DSC_3670

DSC_3673

DSC_3642

DSC_3689

From Chuji Kawashima’s Traditional Houses of Rural Japan:

“During the Edo period silkworm cultivation was the only rural industry that provided cash income.  The prosperity it brought led to the emergence of the unique gassho-zukuri style of minka as well as to a distinctive family system.  Because of the demand for female labor, families tended not to give their daughter away in marriages that would take them from the parental home.  Moreover, due to a shortage of cultivatable land, families could not afford to divide up their holdings, and thus it was extremely difficult for younger sons to set up branch households.  This situation led to the formation of the large extended families for which the region became famous — some had more than 50 members — and to the pattern of marriage called tsumadoikon, in which the husband lived in his parents home while working and visiting his wife at her home.”

Advertisements

3 Comments »

  1. Gorgeous photos!

    Comment by Frédéric.Arps.blogs — December 22, 2015 @ 10:59 pm

  2. […] Photo by Theresaurus. […]

    Pingback by Velvet shoes by E. Wylie #christmasweek #winter #solstice | Awesome poetry from all over. — December 23, 2015 @ 5:03 pm


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: