p8120839 Himeji castle, one of the best preserved Japanese feudal castle complexes (83 buildings), built 1333-1346, expanded 1601-1608, destroyed in 1580 and rebuilt....
Himeji castle, one of the best preserved Japanese feudal castle complexes (83 buildings), built 1333-1346, expanded 1601-1608, destroyed in 1580 and rebuilt.…
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p8120855 View of the town of Himeji.
View of the town of Himeji.
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p8120879 View of the castle compound and the new town.
View of the castle compound and the new town.
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p8120836 Gate to the castle.
Gate to the castle.
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p8120848 One of the 11 kinds of crest tiles, symbol of one of the lords who built or repaired the castle.
One of the 11 kinds of crest tiles, symbol of one of the lords who built or repaired the castle.
p8120850 Back gate to protect the castle.
Back gate to protect the castle.
p8120852 Building aimed at protecting the back of the castle, and well.
Building aimed at protecting the back of the castle, and well.
p8120859 Ornament to cover nail heads.
Ornament to cover nail heads.
p8120864 Kao-gata (seal) used by the Samurai (warrior) society.
Kao-gata (seal) used by the Samurai (warrior) society.
p8120866 Inside the castle.
Inside the castle.
p8120867 (Right) Portrait of Tadahiro Sakai, 1777-1837, lord of the castle.
(Right) Portrait of Tadahiro Sakai, 1777-1837, lord of the castle.
p8120871 Weapon racks, shotguns and powder.
Weapon racks, shotguns and powder.
p8120873 Inside the castle (6 storeys total).
Inside the castle (6 storeys total).

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