Rooftop of the best-selling female author

Cast your eyes to the rooftop…

This splendid memoriam house from the early Showa Era was once the home of the best-selling female author Fumiko Hayashi.  The trees have broken free and climbed up and beyond the roof of the house, completing the picture of a perfect and easygoing harmony with nature.  Having been somewhat of a nomadic individual since her youth, Hayashi’s numerous journeys throughout her life can be seen to crossover in the home lifestyle of the author.


This typical Japanese-style home features tiles commonly used as building materials in thatched roofing.  The reflection of the sunlight upon the tiles is truly magnificent, and when you cast your eyes up to the roof it’s very easy to get lost in thoughts of the builders of the day covering the rooftop tile by tile.