BLOGEvent2018.12.03

Thatched roof house

We still have many thatched roof houses in Kyoto mountainous area. That's attracting many people from all over the world.

It's like a being in the samurai movie, and people still live in the thatched roof houses.

I want to keep these houses and the scenery of its lifestyle for the next generations.


I think the thatched houses are crazy in common sense of the 21st century. I mean unbelievable and fantastic!!

Because, roof is made of pampas grass.

Using the grass growing everywhere.*

(*to have good pampas grass for the roof, need to maintain the grass fields.)

It is the ultimate eco-friendly roof material.

The architecture of thatched roof house is one of the greatest wisdom of Satoyama lifestyle.

*Satoyama; sustainable settlements where nature and humans closely live together in harmony.