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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Japanese
Title
Himeji Castle
Hakuro-jō
White Egret Castle
Shirasagi-jō
White Heron Castle
general view
main tower of keep
Work Type
castle (fortifications)
Date
Work: 1346-1609
Era: CE
Image: October 1985
Period
Muromachi; Edo (Japanese period)
Description
The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.
Himeji Castle dates to 1333, when Akamatsu Norimura built a fort on top of Himeyama hill. The fort was dismantled and rebuilt as Himeyama Castle in 1346, and then remodeled into Himeji Castle two centuries later. Himeji Castle was then significantly remodeled in 1581 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who added a three-story castle keep. In 1600, Tokugawa Ieyasu awarded the castle to Ikeda Terumasa for his help in the Battle of Sekigahara, and Ikeda completely rebuilt the castle from 1601 to 1609, expanding it into a large castle complex. Several buildings were later added to the castle complex by Honda Tadamasa from 1617 to 1618. For over 400 years, Himeji Castle has remained intact, even throughout the extensive bombing of Himeji in World War II, and natural disasters such as the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_Castle
ID Number
20151205ARCH_0028
Source
Quale, John
Source Qualifier: Donor
Photographer: Quale, John
Current Site
Himeji, Hyōgo, Kinki, Japan
Image Subject
keeps towers
Spatial coordinates
34.839444, 134.693889
Requestor
FA Image Collection
Rights
© John Quale
© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia
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File Properties
File Name
13523480.fpx
SSID
13523480

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