The house that Shigeo built

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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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