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.