The Japanese Government has designated the Gasho type buildings as National Treasures. This unique Japanese multiple family farmhouse is typical of those found hundreds of years ago in certain regions of Japan. During the civil wars that ravages the land during the 12th century, the Heike Clan was defeated by the Genji Clan. Survivors of the Heike Clan isolated themselves in the mountainous region of Hida, where they developed this type of farmhouse. The original Gasho farmhouse was dismantled in the remote mountain village of Hida and brought to America in the early 1970's. Here, it has been reconstructed as it was hundreds of years ago.