Edges

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Walking down the side of our house I looked up and was struck by the angular lines and edges of the corrugated tin, gable end and annexe roof.

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Kayabuki

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Here in Kanbayashi most of houses are traditional, thatched kayabuki with their distinct high pitched roofs sometimes called gassho, indicating the shape of hands in prayer. Today most are covered with tin or tiles as the traditional craft of thatching has virtually died out making it very expensive to replace.