Capturing the mundane to create interesting stories

Sado Island: Shukunegi Village

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Welcome to Shukunegi, a little village right by the sea

After we arrived at the port, we went to get the rental car. Sado Island is quite big and renting a car is advisable. There are public transportation, but I don’t think it’s convenient to roam the island by bus, especially if you want to stop at a lot of places — which you should :D.

We then travel about 50km south, from Ryotsu Port to Ogi. We were going to stay at Shukunegi area.

After lunch and check-in, the first place we visit was Shukunegi Village, an old village by the sea, full of traditional buildings and houses (more detail here).

There are two houses opened for public. After paying JPY 400 per person, you can look inside and get explanation about the history of the village. The explanation took about 30-45 minutes.

Q (my wife) and T (my sister) went inside. My assumption was that the story will be told in Japanese. So, despite of the rain, I chose to walk around the village snapping photos.

The streets…

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The distinctive buildings or things…

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Village’s well

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Last but not least, the most famous building in the village. If you see from the top, the building looks like a triangle.

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Back in the day, the building was constructed based on the shape of the land that the owner have. So, triangle it is :D

More stories from Sado Island tomorrow. See you then :-).

*Shukunegi, Sado Island, Niigata-ken, Japan

10 responses

  1. Nice, the pping suits it a lot.

    September 27, 2011 at 20:43

    • Thanks, Christakis.

      I wish I could use colors for this set… but the lighting wasn’t that good (due to rain?), so I decided to use B/W.
      Looks like a good decision, no? :D…

      September 27, 2011 at 20:53

  2. Agree with Christakis…B&W is perfect here, especially if the light was bad that day.

    September 27, 2011 at 21:01

    • Thanks, Mike. I’m glad that you enjoy it.

      September 27, 2011 at 21:11

  3. B&W shows up good in the rainy day.. Unfortunate there wasn’t anyone else in the alleyway.. Those would’ve made even better images I think..

    September 27, 2011 at 22:03

    • I wish to have people in the photos as well, Georgie. It will give a livelier photos, no? But there was none. There aren’t many people live there in the first place, and all of them went inside to warm themselves. Rain is not for everybody, I guess :D…

      September 27, 2011 at 22:08

  4. Great collection! I really like the pping as well. Nice also to learn a bit of culture –> house shape = land shape. How funny :).

    September 28, 2011 at 01:22

    • Thanks, Jenn. Yeah, it was quite funny :D…

      September 28, 2011 at 07:38

  5. Well done! I love the look & feel you gave to the photos! B&W worked really well and I could really feel walking along the streets with you. Well done!

    October 19, 2011 at 23:56

    • Thank you very much for the kind words, Helder :-)…

      October 20, 2011 at 09:24

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