21. 07. 2011.

UNESCO - Himeji-jo, Japan

As i am a huge fan of Japan and all things Japanese i was only too happy to catch a spot in the Choose a Country RR (which i abbreviate to cacrr ;)) with this great result: a stunning view of Himeji Castle under a full moon. Thank you Saori, and for the great stamps and cute little stickers!!! :)))

As i started watching Kagemusha yesterday (am seriously falling behing with Kurosawa filmography!) I have recognised it as a setting for some of the movie's scenes :) It is the largest and most visited castle in Japan, and the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture. It comprises 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems, and dates back to the year 1333 when it was only a fort on top of Himeyama hill. It was extended for many centuries, (most notably in 1581 when three-storey castle keep was added), up to the early 17th century. For over 400 years now the castle remaines intact, even throughout the extensive bombing in WWII and the great 1995 earthquake.
In 1993 Himeji Castle was registered as one of the 1st whs unesco sites in Japan :)

3 komentara:

  1. I'm so glad you liked the posrcard :D
    Thank you so much for the great RR swapping ^^

    Warm greetings from Japan
    Best wishes and have a great weekend ;)


  2. i absolutely love it saori! hope to meet you again in the RR, have a great weekend too :)