Glistening white Himeji Castle 2


白く輝く美しい姫路城 2

 

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Today, I introduce the latter half of the Himeji Castle sightseeing.

今日は、姫路城の紹介の後半です。

 

 

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< 2. Views from the castle tower top floor >

< 2. 天守閣最上階からの眺め >

 

Upper photo: The castle walls extending to the west are seen.

Central photo: We can see the open space that was once a building ” Sannomaru”, and the moat to the left side.

Lower photo: “Shachihoko” is placed on the end of the tile roof in the south side.

This statue is made from the head of a tiger and the body of a fish, it stands on its head, and it becomes a charm against evil.

 

上の写真: 西側に延びている曲輪(城壁)が見える。

中央の写真: 南側の三の丸広場、左側に堀が見える。

下の写真: “しゃちほこ”が南側にせり出した屋根に載っている。

この“しゃちほこ”は頭が虎で体が魚で逆立ちしており、魔除けになっている。

 

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< 3. Inside the castle tower >

< 3. 天守閣内部 >

 

Upper photo: The window side of the top floor.

Central photo: The small shrine is seen in the center of the top floor.

Lower photo: The first floor of the underground cannot get sunshine from windows.

Two large pillars are seen.

 

上の写真: 最上階の窓側。

中央の写真: 最上階の中央に神社の祠が見える。

下の写真: 最下層、窓の光がささない地下一階。

二本の大柱が見える。

 

 

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< 4. Dignified appearance of the castle tower >

< 4. 天守閣の威容 >

 

Upper photo: This castle tower consists of a main tower, and three small towers located around it.

One of those is seen to the left.

 

Central photo: An expansion of the main tower.

Lower photo: We can see the moat of the south side, and the main gate to the right side.

 

上の写真: 天守閣は大天守とその周りの三つの小天守からなります。

左にその内の一つが見えます。

 

中央の写真: 大天守の拡大です。

下の写真: 城の南側の堀と右に大手門が見えます。

 

 

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< 5. The castle tower from “ Ninomaru” >

< 5.二の丸付近からの天守閣 >

 

About the Himeji Castle

The history began from a fort of Muromachi era in the 14th century, and military strategist Kanbei Kuroda built the castle here in the last of the age of provincial wars.

After that, lords of the castle changed on several occasions, but the present castle tower leaves a figure of the Edo era.

The castle’ buildings were built as swirling around the main building “ Honmaru” being near the castle tower on a small hill of big plain.

A distance between the east and the west of the moat surrounding the castle is approximately 500m.

 

Afterword

It was very fine.

The admission fee of New Year’s Day was free, there were not the traffic jam of the road, so we could enjoy.

Our castle sightseeing was two hours from 9:00.

I am going to visit again when the cherry tree blooms.

 

 

姫路城について

その歴史は14世紀、室町時代の砦に始まり、戦国時代末期に軍師黒田官兵衛がここを居城とした。

その後、城主は代わっていたが、今の天守閣は江戸時代の姿をそのままに残している。

この城は平野部の小高い丘の上に本丸(天守閣の近くにある)を中心に渦が巻くように作られた城です。

周囲を巡っている堀の東側と西側の距離は約500mです。

 

あとがき

非常に天気が良かった。

元旦は入場料が無料で、道路の渋滞もなく、ゆっくり楽しめました。

城内を見学したのは9時から2時間です。

桜の咲く季節にはまた来たいと思います。

 

 

 

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One thought on “Glistening white Himeji Castle 2

  1. こんにちは(^^♪
    上からの眺め!最高です。姫路城はいつ見ても美しいです(^^♪

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