11. This is a farmer’s house, built in about the mid-18th century, in a deep-snow district (the snow lay 2 meters or more) in Japan. The house has a structure peculiar to places where much snow falls, in which the entrance protrudes outward of the house and the walls are made of thatch. The wall thickness was made thin in summer and thick in winter by controlling the amount of the thatch.
As stated at the beginning of the post, this Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses is built in the place having gentle slopes, and there is so much nature there with copses, ponds, and so on. In spring, plum blossoms bloom in the plum garden;