Noto Black

Calm bay in black and white, Noto Peninsula, Japan.
Wave-like pattern of black roof tiles, Noto Peninsula, Japan.

In Noto Peninsula, almost all houses are roofed with matching black tiles. Being a starry-eyed tourist, I thought the community did it for the sake of aesthetics. Turned out it was for the particular type of moisture-resistant coating, resulting in the rows of semi-mat black chicness.

The kind of black that glistens softly in light drizzle.

Black roof tiles in light rain,  Noto Peninsula, Japan.

Special thanks to the crow.

Photographed earlier this month.