Monday, October 24, 2005

Kumamoto Castle

Here is a page of nice photos of Kumamoto Castle, located in Kumamoto City. (The city is the capital of the prefecture of which Aso City is a part.)


The castle was built in 1407 but almost completely burned down in 1877 during the Satsuma Rebellion (which was the "inspiration" for the film Last Samurai). Expect plenty of festivities in Kumamoto when the castle turns 400 in 2007.


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