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Japan: Kishiwada Castle

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Published: July 5, 2006
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^^ Another castle. This one's a smaller one in Kishiwada (in southern Osaka). A bit of history... This castle was actually hit by lightning in 1827, and wasn't reconstructed until 1954. The decendents of the Okabe family, that last held position there for 13 generations, still live in a housing complex right next door to the castle.
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Jan 15, 2006, 2:32:01 AM
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Elfrosario's avatar
can I use ur photo in video?
Its video about Japan
And ofcourse im going to put ur name there and ur link too. ^
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RosyxxCheeksStudent Artist
amazing ...:heart:~
AyBeSea's avatar
Lovely photograph!
Makes me want to visit Japan even more!
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Your great photo was featured in the tag in my journal: [link] =P
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I almost thought this was Iwakuni Castle. xD

So many of the castles in Japan look alike. They're all beautitful, though. =]

Nice angle, and lighting.
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Suge!! :shakefist:, just another example of the beauty of Japan (one more reason for me to go there)...
thanx =D=D
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heeeemanProfessional Photographer
Hello, this has been featured in a news article about Japanese castles to promote the 'real' Japan.
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ive been there! sweet as.
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Tifa-SohmaStudent General Artist
my sister-in-law's last name is Okabe!! well it was before she got married hahaha
kinuri's avatar
beautiful shot :love:
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mh2aaProfessional Artist
great shot ;)
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skabe13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! I am an Okabe Decendant!!! That is so cool! I've been told my ancestors were high in society, but no one really gave me a lot of details because I live in the states.
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Hi, this art was featured in the new article Fridaylicious#30_Castle: [link] , hope you don't mind :)
zodiac1805's avatar
Oh the architecture... mind if I try to do a greyscale of this in pencil? It's a magnificent photograph.
EddieLawrence3's avatar
Cool. I used to live in America with my Mom and Dad, but now I live in Tokyo with my sister Alaina and cousin Seth.
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That is a beautiful shot! The tree in the foreground makes a nice frame. ^^
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I've been to one of the castles in Osaka, and I believe it was this one. I remember hearing something about it being struck by lightning.

Anywhoo, awesome shot.
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richnortnikjrProfessional Digital Artist
I love this shot. I've been to Japan before. GREAT place to visit!
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WOW O_O ... it must be such an awe inspiring and probably humbling experience seing this places up close... -_- I can only dream about been in those places right now -_- ... But the pic is great, I love it XD!!!!
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nice composition...great!
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TelliriaHobbyist Digital Artist
Just Beautiful. :heart:
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evilpokejuggaletteHobbyist General Artist
such beautiful craftmanship!
We need more architects here in America that will build like that.
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