Thursday, May 29, 2008

Houses of Japan (1)

house in Japan

When you think of houses in Japan, don't you think of glossy architecture and tiny apartments? There are plenty of those around, of course, but in the countryside and big cities alike, there are still a lot of old houses for the photographer to discover. Today I'll be starting a series of the old, quaint and other interesting buildings that I have photographed during my visits to Japan.

The building above is a pawnshop in Takayama. One of those places you'll be sure to bump your head when entering as the door reaches less than 1.80m (6ft).

Camera: Pentax *ist DS, lens: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO