Monday, 3 December 2018

Thatched Homes In Many Countries In The World,

homes with thatched roofs look so nice,

 but they can all fall foul of one common enemy, fire,

 in 2000, a fire burned down a archive center in Kayabuki no Sato, a small hamlet in Kyoto, Japan, so a fire system was installed, but not just any fire system, 

 in order to maintain the authenticity of the landscape, officials decided to camouflage all 62 fire sprinklers inside huts, when activated, the huts open up like transformers and sprinklers spray water high into the sky, covering the farmhouses with water,

 the sprinkler systems are tested twice a year – usually in May and December – and visitors are welcome to observe the spectacle, You can find out more information on the official website,

officials in the area believe it’s important for locals to be vigilant but they also welcome visitors to come and appreciate the importance of protecting cultural property, what a neat way for hydrants to be hidden in full view.

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