I've had a decades-long love of Japan, and I just fell into collecting castle visits. I'm starting to get interested in the history surrounding the feudal times, but I need to pick a clan to work through.
Himeji to immerse myself in, Matsumoto to photograph, Kanazawa to watch how to reconstruct a castle.
Probably someone in the Maeda clan. I'm still working it out.
Hida, Gifuken. Hokuriku when I get snowed out of the mountains.
Business Intelligence/ Data Warehousing. I'm managing a University's BI programme.
B Business (computing & Information Management) from University of Western Sydney;
M Information Technology (in progress) at Charles Darwin University
Japonophile with 15 visits under my belt. My spiritual home in Japan is the Hida area in the Japan Alps, extending west into Hokuriku. My favourite castles are Himeji for all its original goodness, and Matsumoto as the most photogenic Japanese castle.