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This is a range of 6mm scale buildings. These represent buildings that could be found in Japan between the 15th and 17th Century. However, many of then would not be out of place in an earlier period, and similar houses were common outside the big cities up until WW2.

The products are shown from different angles, as well as with size comparison pictures starring miniatures from the excellent Baccus 6mm range.


Medium Sized Store B (SAM 12)

Medium Sized Store B

This is a small family business house that is evidently doing well enough to afford tiled roof. This is likely to be found in a larger village or a city, and would be very typical on a street of Edo. The building is cast with an integrated base, but can be cast without it upon request.

Base length: 53mm, width: 38mm, height: 28mm

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Small Shop B (SAM 11)

Small Shop B

This is another small shop owned by one of the vendors that lined streets of medieval Japan. This is the first time I tried to make one of the most common roof types of Japan, which is wooden planks lined with stones to protect from wind. Unfortunately a lot of the details of the roof gets lost in the casting, so be prepared to fill in a lot of the stones with green stuff or similar modelling clay if you buy this as the "raw" version. It's simple to do, but takes a while.

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Small Shop A (SAM 10)

Small Shop A

This is a small one-storied shop that would often line the major roads across Japan or a busy city street. Goods would be sold from the porch, while the storeowner resided at the back of the building.

Base length: 46mm, width:19mm, height: 18mm

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Large Village House A (SAM 09)

Large Village House A

This house is based on an actual house that has been preserved in Fukui prefecture, which is in the middle of Japan, on the west coast. The model is part of my attempt to start to make houses based on actual existing examples, which sometimes actually make them "weirder". In this case, notice the overlapping roof with four openings for ventilation.

Base length: 48mm, width: 42mm, height: 35mm.

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Medium Village House C (SAM 08)

Medium Village House C

A medium sized village house, with a thatched roof and an open porch on the back.

Base length:40mm, width:30mm, height: 33mm

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Aburahi Shrine (SAM 07)

Aburahi Shrine

A small shrine based on Aburahi jinja, dating back to the 15th century. The roof that is covered with cedar bark shingles rather than clay tiles is common for older shrines and tempels in Japan. This shrine is a suitable addition to any village or as the center of a small town built around the place of worship.
This is a two part model with separate roof.

Base length: 47mm, width: 47mm, height: 44mm

Photos of the actual shrine: http://www.guitar-mg.co.jp/title_buck/25/aburahi_jinja/kouyamaki.htm

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back view top view group shot unpainted
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Gate For Small Wall (SAM W3)

Gate For Small Wall

This is a rather ornate gate for the modular wall system. These kinds of gates with one floor on top are most usually seen at the entrance of a temple or castle complex, while normal city gates tended to be smaller and just have a roof. This kit comes in three parts, with the structure on top of the wall and the roof being separate pieces.

Base length: 60mm, width: 22mm, height: 34mm

This is a part of a modular wall system. Be aware that the shape of the tiles combined with the thin wall makes these wall sections far more bubble-riddled than the rest of my products, and need more work done if you buy them unpainted.

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Small Village House Set (SAM 06)

Small Village House Set

A small village house, likely belonging to a poorer farmer, and a shed for storing tools and other supplies. Smaller houses like these are common both in smaller villages as cheap housing for farmers and as part of larger, wealthier estates for housing servants.

Base length, bigger: 30mm, width: 19mm, height: 23mm
Base length, smaller: 18mm, width: 18mm, height: 18mm

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Backside of the houses. Miniatures and a warehouse for size comparison.
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Curved Small Wall (SAM W2)

Curved Small Wall

This is a type of wall common to cities and towns, where wealthy estates, temples and other facilities were completely enclosed with walls. They differ from walls built for military defence in that they don't have holes for defenders to shoot through.

This is a part of a modular wall system. Be aware that the shape of the tiles combined with the thin wall makes these wall sections far more bubble-riddled than the rest of my products, and need more work done if you buy them unpainted.

Base length: 28mm, width: 25mm, height: 18mm

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Straight Small Wall (SAM W1)

Straight Small Wall

This is a type of wall common to cities and towns, where wealthy estates, temples and other facilities were completely enclosed with walls. They differ from walls built for military defence in that they don't have holes for defenders to shoot through.

This is a part of a modular wall system. Be aware that the shape of the tiles combined with the thin wall makes these wall sections far more bubble-riddled than the rest of my products, and need more work done if you buy them unpainted.

Base length: 40mm, width: 13mm, height: 18mm

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Large Two-Storied Warehouse (SAM 05)

Large Two-Storied Warehouse

This is a large warehouse or shop, found in bustling cities like Osaka and Edo. Customers were received at the front room facing the street, while activities related to the trade of the family was conducted in the back of the house or in an enclosed backyard. These types of two-storied houses gave the family the luxury of a private second floor for living quarters.

Base length: 53mm, width: 37mm, height: 35mm

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Medium Sized Store A (SAM 04)

Medium Sized Store A

This is a small family business house common for both villages along trade routes and in towns. Typically sales would be conducted at the front of the house, with storage, workshops and other business-related activities conducted in the back of the house or in an enclosed yard behind the house.

Base length: 40mm, width: 31mm, height: 28mm

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Mountain Village House (SAM 03)

Mountain Village House

This is a kind of house found in the mountains and in the north, where the steep roof protected from heavy snowfall.

Base length: 59mm, width: 37mm, height: 35mm

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Medium Village House B (SAM 02)

Medium Village House B

A medium-sized village house, likely owned by a wealthy farmer or a less wealthy samurai. These kinds of houses could be found both in villages and in towns.

Base length: 47mm, width: 27mm, height: 32mm

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Medium Village House A (SAM 01)

Medium Village House A

A medium-sized house likely belonging to a less wealthy samurai or a well-off farmer. Houses like these were found in both villages and towns.

Base length: 39mm, width: 45mm, height: 35mm

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Small Shrine (SAM 13)

Small Shrine

This is a small shrine, a typical building that you are just as likely to find in a corner of a busy shopping district as in the middle of a forest or along a trade route. The shrine is cast with an integrated base.

Base length: 30mm, width: 30mm, height: 21mm

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