Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Japan - Himeji-jo
Himeji Castle in Japan. World cultural inheritance. It's part of Himeji-jo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sent by Tomomi, a postcrosser from Shizuoka in Japan.
Himeji-jo is a masterpiece of wooden construction, the finest surviving example of early 17th-century Japanese castle architecture, and preserves all its significant features intact. The castle is also a powerful and evocative symbol of the feudalism that prevailed in Japan until the Meiji restoration of 1868.