Sunday, January 15, 2012

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle's construction dates to 1333, when a fort was constructed on Himeyama hill by Akamatsu Norimura, the ruler of the ancient Harima Province] In 1346, his son Sadonori demolished this fort and built Himeyama Castle in its place.In 1545, the Kuroda clan was stationed here by order of the Kodera clan, and feudal ruler Kuroda Shigetaka remodeled the castle into Himeji Castle, completing the work in 1561.]In 1580, Kuroda Yoshitaka presented the castle to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and in 1581 Hideyoshi significantly remodeled the castle, building a three-story castle keep with an area of about 55 m2

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_Castle

Himeji Castle of Japan Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

Himeji Castle of Japan

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