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Japan in Photos: Shirakawa-go in Winter

By Staff Writer
February 14, 2020
Shirakawa village in Gifu Prefecture is famous for its traditional farmhouses, built with steeply sloping thatched roofs to withstand the heavy snowfall the area receives. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the village is home to many silkworm farms, which are raised in the high attics of the farmhouses.
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