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Monday, May 30, 2011

Samurai houses/Дома самураев

There is a former samurai district not far from the Hirosaki Castle. This is where multiple samurai used to live. They did not stay inside the castle, but they lived very close. Several houses are still preserved from old times, here is a brief tour of what the houses look like from the outside.

В нескольких минутах ходьбы от замка Хиросаки находится бывший район самураев. Несколько сотен лет назад там жили самураи, которые защищали замок в случае опасности. Некоторые дома превратили в музеи, и сегодня я покажу как они выглядят снаружи.

The short fence made of trees is a traditional attribute of a samurai house.

Невысокий забор из  деревьев это традиционный атрибут дома самурая.


The gates leading to the house.

Ворота, ведущие к дому.




The gate from the inside of the property.

Ворота изнутри земельного владения.

The stone walkways direct visitors.

Мощеные дорожки указывают куда идти.



On the outside, the houses may not look like they are being taken care of. The garden, surrounding the house, however, is in great shape. Garden, by the way, is another necessary attribute of a samurai house.

Если смотреть на дома снаружи, то может показаться что за ними не ухаживают. Тем не менее сад (еще один обязательный атрибут дома самурая), находится в превосходном состоянии.



The well.

Колодец.



And for the comparison, these are the houses of people, who currently live in the samurai district. The only thing that changed are the houses themselves, they look much newer. Houses' surroundings, like gardens and fences, would look perfectly fine around any samurai house.

Для сравнения, ниже приведены фотографии частных домов людей, которые сейчас проживают в том районе. Изменения заметны только по домам, они гораздо новее. Нынешнее окружение  домов, то есть сад и забор, органично смотрелись бы и вокруг дома самурая.


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