With its orange roof, white walls and green window frames, Bluff No.18 is a very cute house. It was originally located at a different place in Yamate and owned by an Australian businessman between 1921 and 1924. After that, it passed from new owner to new owner until 1947, when the Yamate Catholic Church purchased it and used it as a priest’s residence for 44 years. The garden is beautifully yellow when the Ginko leaves change color in autumn. An index of this series is here.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。