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Himeji Castle, Fortress, Hyogo Prefecture
Code Number:
CAJV03P08_06
Title:
Himeji Castle, Fortress, Hyogo Prefecture
Height: 46.4 meters (152 feet)
Built:
1333, 1300 (Himeyama fort/castle)
1581 (expansion)
1601-1609 (expansion)
1617-1618 (expansion)
Built by:
Akamatsu Norimura (1333-1346)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1581)
Ikeda Terumasa (1601-1609)
Honda Tadamasa (1617-1618)
In use: 1333-1868
Materials: Wood, stone, plaster, tile
Demolished: 1346 (demolished for reconstruction), 1601-1609 (demolished for reconstruction)
Garrison soldiers:
~500 (Ikeda family, soldiers)
~4,000 (Honda family, soldiers)
~3,000 (Sakabura family, soldiers)
~2,200 (Sakai family, soldiers)
Keywords:
Japan, Japanese, Nippon, Architecture, Structure, Scenic, Asia, Asian, Asiatic, Travel, Country, History, Historic, Archives
Image by:
Noriko Iizuka

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