Thawing season came to Shirakawa village too early this year, tourists who were looking forward to the snow was disappointed, however the villagers welcomed the Spring.
Maintenance of thatched roof.
The rising smoke naturally fumes the thatched roof and exterminates insects and molds.
Burn firewood in the center of the room and fill it with smoke.
The hearths and kitchen range stove are important items for the thatched houses.