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Houses of Shirakawa-go
Houses of Shirakawa-go
Houses of Shirakawa-go
Houses of Shirakawa-go
Houses of Shirakawa-go

KY Tam Art Gallery

Houses of Shirakawa-go

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All postcards are printed on 300 gsm art card with matte finish.

Shirakawa-go is a small village near Kanazawa, which I visited by travelling by Shinkansen from Tokyo and the journey was within 3 hours. The UNESCO heritage site features Gassho style houses which are thatched gabled roofs known as “sasu” structure.

The village can be reached by taking a 1-hour bus journey from Kanazawa. The winter scenery is said to be a winter wonderland by many who visited this place in winter, but sometimes the poor weather such as heavy snow and rain can hinder visitors from coming here. 


In winter, the snow collects at the top of the thatched roofs and countless houses can be seen like this. Visitors can walk around the small village by foot and there are also some small restaurants in this place if you're ready for lunch.

Walking on the snow can present a challenge and so a normal shoe would not cut it if you're here and getting a pair of snow boots from Dr. Martens would be a worthwhile investment if you are a lover of winter scenes and snow. 

I made a sketch of a scene that showed a close-up of one of these Gassho style houses and it was a unique experience looking at these scenes. It is definitely a trip worth it if you're in Kanazawa and remember to bring those snow boots if you plan to visit in winter!


Each postcard is printed with my entire sketch of a scene in Japan as the front design while the back features a short description and also my website QR code. Each postcard is printed on 300 gsm art card paper with high-quality ink to ensure vibrant colors. They are then packaged and shipped to your delivery address.

Each postcard is individually printed and packaged when you order it, so please allow 2-5 business days of manufacture time for your prints.
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