Miyama-cho in northern Kyoto Prefecture is one of the few remaining locations in Japan where the tradition of thatch roofing continues. Other popular locations are Shirakawago in Gifu Prefecture and Gokayama in Toyama Prefecture.
Miyama is home to a number of professional roof thatchers, including one of Japan's largest roof thatching companies, Miyama Kayabuki. Another Miyama organization promoting roof thatching in Japan is Kayabukiya.
This past summer the Miyama Thatch Roof Resource Center was re-thatched by Nishio-san.