7 Key Elements of Amamian traditional architecture
７.Materials of Amami
In spite of Aami’s abundance in nature, there is a lack of proper wood material for architecture. As a result, a lot of partially twisted or bent materials are used for structure. Also, material strong against termites are used. Thatched roofs were the tradition but recently more and more roofs have been renewed with zinc plated metal sheet roofing. To compensate for the lack of insulation the attic space is generally ventilated. Some gardens are paved with coral stones and sea sand for spiritual purification.
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