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Shirakawa-go village: detail of Gassho-zukuri, 'praying hands', thatched roof construction

RIBA Ref No RIBA93727
Artist/PhotographerHarrison, Jeremy
CountryJapan
CityShirakawa-go
Image Date2012
ViewInterior
MediumDigital image
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditJeremy Harrison / RIBA Collections
SubjectRoofs ; Thatch ; Wood
NOTES: The Gassho-zukuri, 'praying hands' is a type of roof construction, characterized by a thatched and steeply slanting roof resembling two hands joined in prayer.
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