Snow Country Measures

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Life in the snow country of Japan

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Constant manual removal of snow from the rooftops

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Shoveling snow into the snow gutter (beside the lady)

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Plastic shovel for fluffy fresh snow while metal shovel for hard old snow

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Avalanche barriers

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More roadside avalanche barriers

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Like an irrigation system but its purpose is to de-ice this parking lot

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Roadside waterways for depositing and de-icing while shoveling snow. The waterways will then be used for rice paddy irrigation

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Houses with triangular roof so that the snow can easily slide off. Triangular roof also prevents thick accumulation of snow

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Man using snow scoop in Shirakawa-go

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