Himeji Castle 姫路城
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Description The thick yellow wall is called the Aburakabe or "oil wall". It is a tsuijibei type wall. There are some conflicting theories about when, why and how it was built but it is still an anomaly. Tsuijibei walls are very strong but also very time consuming and labor intensive to build. It doesn't make sense to build one in this location of the castle.

The gate to the right is the Ho Gate from the previous picture and the gate to the left is the Mizu Ichi Gate.

Historical Artifacts Mizu no Ichi gate (munamon - Important Cultural Property) Mizu no Ichi Gate North Tsuiji Wall (wall - Important Cultural Property)
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Photo Time: 2009-11-15 12:57:28 JST
Himeji Castle views
Himeji Castle Tenshu Hishi gate
tenshu tenshu and Nishinomaru bailey.
Kesho Yagura and connected yagura I Gate
Ro Gate Tenshu, Ha Gate, walls, stone walls
Ha Gate Ha Gate
Ro Yagura Ni Gate
main tenshu, Inui connected tenshu and Nishi connected tenshu. Ho Gate
Himeji7-t Mizu Ni Gate
Mizu Go Gate. Tenshu
I and Ro Watariyagura Ha Watariyagura
He Gate To-no-ichi Gate and Chi Gate
To-no-ni Gate To-no-yon Gate
stone walls , Obi Yagura Bizen Gate and Orimawari Yagura
Ri Gate, Taiko Yagura Nu Gate
Ru Gate tenshu
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