Jul 11, 2014

Leaving the shrine

 This is the view looking out from under the torii. It is the same narrow lane that I used when I entered.
At the corner with the main road, actually an only slightly wider country lane, I noticed something that I have not noticed when I entered. The house on the right does not have a straight wall and each segment protrudes a different length. I was very tempted to knock on the door and ask to see the inside. I wondered if the rooms also had these strange walls or if there were lots of small room so that from the inside you might not notice. Many Japanese houses have a lot of small rooms that have sliding doors so that they can be opened into bigger rooms if desired.

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