Monday, June 13, 2011

Views from a Vespa- 320 km Scoot in Niigata, Yamagata, Fukushima

The photo was taken in Sekikawa Village, Niigata. The main tourist attraction in Sekikawa, the Watanabe Yashiki,  was under re-constructition at the time of my visit, but other local structures had been completely restored, including this home with a kayabuki thatch roof.  

In the photo below the Vespa is parked outside a traditional plaster and lath storehouse called a kura.

entering Yamagata prefecture
recently planted rice in the background