May. 7, 2024

"Sea cucumber wall" in Matsuzaki Town, Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture

Sea cucumber wall is a technique in which square flat tiles are lined up on the wall surface, and the seams are plastered to form a kamaboko shape.
 This exterior wall construction method was popularized in the Edo period for the purpose of fire prevention and wind protection, and has excellent fire prevention, heat retention, and moisture retention, and was seen in various places from the Meiji era to the early Showa period.

A functional wall that combines appearance and practicality.

A Sea cucumber wall structure that has become rare in Japan.
Tradition stucco techniques and the thoughts of the townspeople.
In this town, you can experience the "original scenery of Japan" that is being lost.

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