Stropen House

Address: 1962 Okuzumi, Meiho, Gujo, Gifu Prefecture, Chubu, 501-4304, Japan | Villa
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This villa is located on 1962 Okuzumi, Meiho, Gujo.
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Travel Blogs from Gujo

Saturday - Kanazawa to Kyoto

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 23, 2015

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... to a much lesser degree than in their hey-day) perform a couple of dances and answer questions from the group. Some of the questions were inane, making one wonder if some people read anything at all, but some brought out interesting details that I would never have thought to ask. Apparently the girls decide at age 15 if they wish to join a geisha house. If they are accepted, they train for 5 years at no salary. After 6 months apparently about 50% of the novitiates either do not ...

Friday, May 22nd

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 22, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... went into the next open air restaurant and we enjoyed watching them as each got up to deliver a very short speech ... probably a graduation party, though clearly only classmates, no dates, no flowers, just student contemporaries. As is the case everywhere, we marvel over the lack of garbage cans, yet not a single piece of litter is ever seen. Politeness rules in every way. No wonder everyone raves about their trip to Japan. We will be no ...

A day in Takayama May 21

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 21, 2015

2 comments, 3 photos

... the various gods. They are manipulated with strings from inside the covered box of the float. The most elaborate requires 8 puppet masters, each managing 4 strings to make the puppets do circus tricks and make other complex movements, There are special thick walled storehouses with tall doors which house the floats not currently on display. To see this parade one needs to come either April 12--13 or October 9th and 10th. It would be a most unique ...

From Tokyo to Takayama

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 20, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... and pickle dishes. Accompanied, of course by rice, but instead of miso soup we had soba noodles, another dish for which this area is famous. Like everything else, soba noodles are quality graded, and these are supposedly the stars! The wasabi farm was quite interesting, covering several aces, all of which is shielded with black screening to keep off direct sunlight. Also, it is grown in channels of running water. Of course there ...

Takayama and Shirakawa-go

A travel blog entry by domandkatey on Apr 29, 2015

39 photos

... helped her read some of the more difficult words (the inner teacher in me couldn’t stop myself). Anyway, the interior of these homes are really impressive and are all made of massive beams of dark wood. A fire burned in the hearth on the first floor to keep the house warm and kill the insects in the leafy rooftop (as they say, 2 birds 1 stone). There were ancient tools for harvesting, planting and sake making. You climbed up the house by means of ...