Square Inch: Jiufen

Struck out to from Taibei to Jiufen, home of the teahouse that inspired Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. Enchanting textures and vistas abound as well.

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Repurposed styrofoam cooler gardens lined the city’s steep footpaths.

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Sunlight was also cleverly used – glass-embedded tar roofs provided natural illumination indoors.

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residential palette

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mountain // \\ town

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wheels for the day

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tatami for the night

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the teahouse

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midnight on mountain roads

 

 

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