The house that Shigeo built

The house we stayed at Rie’s parents house was designed and built by Shigeo Saito, Rie’s Father. It’s got 2 main floors and a basement/workshop. There is a bedroom in the attic too so that is really 4 floors.

The house
The house
Nice quiet street
Nice quiet street

The house is located on a mountain and is accessible via a long windy road, must be interesting in the snow.

Granda just reminded me it’s 700 metres above sea level about 6 hairpin bends to get up there.

Saito house east side
Saito house east side
us on the balcony - click for bigger image
us on the balcony - click for bigger image
us on the balcony again
us on the balcony again (click for bigger view)
Local farms
Local farms
Austin on the move
Austin on the move
Austin testing out the quietness of the local roads
Austin testing out the quietness of the local roads
Live long and prosper
Live long and prosper
A beautiful fireplace and traditional flooring
A beautiful fireplace and traditional flooring
An open fire, lovely!
An open fire, lovely!
long chimney
long chimney
The main living room
The main living room
The opposite view facing the kitchen
The opposite view facing the kitchen
view from kitchen bar area
view from kitchen bar area
Main room balcony joins the 2 sides of the house together
Main room balcony joins the 2 sides of the house together
Lovely girl in lovely house
Lovely girl in lovely house 🙂

The style is really nice with exposed wood everywhere, the coreof the house is concrete and the wood is built on top of that, it’s a very sturdy structure, and warm and cosy.

omboo - piggy back
omboo - piggy back
These lanterns were made by Shigeo
These lanterns were made by Shigeo
Beautiful designs
Beautiful designs
A tree
A tree
Leaves
Leaves
The large living room light
The large living room light
The other side of the light
The other side of the light
The large living room light
The large living room light
Living room
Living room
This one is by the main door
This one is by the main door
Hanna the dog doesn't realise she has a pink feather stuck to her nose.
Hanna the dog doesn't realise she has a pink feather stuck to her nose.
First floor balcony has a lovely view
First floor balcony has a lovely view
Me, when I was an 18th century Japanese rice farmer, life was tough in those days!
Me, when I was an 18th century Japanese rice farmer, life was tough in those days!
Family values were important in those days
Family values were important in those days
Elizabeth when she was a 18th century Japanese rice farmer!
Elizabeth when she was a 18th century Japanese rice farmer!
Happy days.
Happy days.

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