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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Machiya Atrium Garden

Today’s photograph is of a central atrium garden, a common feature in old Japanese Machiya (row houses). These narrow, long houses feature a shop in the front, living quarters in the middle around the atrium, and a storage warehouse in the back.

This machiya in central Kyoto dates from the beginning of the 20th century, and has been nicely maintained; while newer apartments loom overhead.

Taken in Kyoto, Japan

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PictureCode: 914523

PictureCode: 914523
Location: Kyoto
Keywords: Machiya, Architecture

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