Kyoto Miyama Kayabuki no Sato Thatched Roof Cottage Model

DIY miniature of traditional Japanese house

The city of Kyoto is known for its refined atmosphere that comes from the imperial court and the aristocratic families that lived there, but if you go about 40 kilometers (24 mile) north from the old capital, you find a very different setting: Kayabuki no Sato (Thatched Roof Village), a hamlet village where several houses have roofs thatched in the centuries-old style. If this is the type of Japan you always had in mind, you can build and own a small piece of it now with the Kyoto Miyama Kayabuki no Sato Thatched Roof Cottage Model!

And not just have it: you can actually build it! The Kyoto Miyama Kayabuki no Sato Thatched Roof Cottage Model allows you to create a mini (196 x 146 x 185 mm or 7.7 x 5.7 x 7.3") diorama featuring one of the thatched roof houses in Kayabuki no Sato, complete with a persimmon tree in its yard and even a cat sitting on its porch, watching the people pass by. All the pieces are painted so after you finish assembling it, this picturesque cottage makes the perfect ornament to sit next to your books on Japanese architecture!

Specs and Features:

  • Modeled after houses in Kayabuki no Sato village in Miyama, Kyoto
  • Pre-painted
  • Beautifully detailed house and miniature diorama
  • Traditional Japanese architecture
  • Self-assembly
  • Dimensions (assembled): 196 x 146 x 185 mm (7.7 x 5.7 x 7.3")
  • Instructions/manual: Japanese
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US$ 75