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Shining Roof Tiles

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 21 March 2019 in Architecture.

I found most of houses had beautifully shinning roof tiles in 輪島 Wajima. I asked a man why and he told me that it was to drop snow effectively. Stops are also provided because it is not good for the snow to fall sharply. The ropes are called 雪つり Yukitsuri. See wikipedia. I don't know what the red parasol for. Maybe for fun ?
March 9, 2019 @輪島

Canon EOS R 1/250 second F/6.3 ISO 200 64 mm

Please leave your comments.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The red parasol is really fun: It looks like the roof tiles are ceramic and their surface is glazed. Great invention. It is definitely not mossy, and snow is not lying on the roof.

21 Mar 2019 5:14am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

You often see these roof tiles in Germany - Austria and Switzerland.
I never actually trained whether they also shine.
A nice photo and you are very attentive.

21 Mar 2019 6:20am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Une astuce pour éviter le poids de la neige

21 Mar 2019 6:32am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice details in this image.

21 Mar 2019 7:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

an excellent detail shot, well documented

21 Mar 2019 10:36am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Eye-catching patterns spotted in this roof and its tiles! Thank you for the explanation on the spaced stops.

21 Mar 2019 11:39am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Superbe !!

21 Mar 2019 12:40pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

I like the patterns of the tile. The red umbrella adds a bit of fun.

21 Mar 2019 1:07pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

These roof tiles make a nice graphic pattern.

21 Mar 2019 2:08pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing of these special tiles and ropes .

21 Mar 2019 2:53pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely shine here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love this image :)

21 Mar 2019 3:08pm

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Interesting. clear shot

21 Mar 2019 3:43pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent textures and shapes!

21 Mar 2019 3:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I can see how these tiles would be very effective with the snow. Plus they are beautiful. The ropes are an interesting way to preserve the trees. A wonderful image.

21 Mar 2019 3:56pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel toit et vue et ce parasol rouge ce coardage sueprbe
Bravo et belle soirée

21 Mar 2019 4:30pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful roof tiles and lovely details. And a fine shot. :)

21 Mar 2019 5:05pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very well made roof Hiro.

21 Mar 2019 6:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I've always admired the tile roofs in Japan. This one is even more special.

21 Mar 2019 8:16pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

An Interesting image!

21 Mar 2019 10:18pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I sense a contradiction - smooth and shiny so the snow slides, but little stoppers to stop the sliding.

22 Mar 2019 1:08am

@Harry: A sudden fall causes danger. It is desirable to divide the fall.

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame & graphics!

23 Mar 2019 8:09am