2011年03月20日

A traditional private house in Okinawa looks different from that of Japan's mainland.

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These two pictures were taken at the 'Okinawa World' theme park in the south of Naha City, where many native private houses across the Okinawan islands are relocated on to be opened to the public. Okinawa Prefecture is located in a subtropical zone, that is why local houses are equipped with long eaves to make much shady room. As a countermeasure against a typhoon, the roof tiles fixed each other with white plaster and the sturdy stone walls surrounding the house can be seen in the picture above. On the other hand, a kind of a talisman, which looks like a lion, on the roof in the picture below is another essential distinguishing trait of Okinawa.

Licensed tour guide/travel assistant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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