30 April 2012

Kamiyama castle, Sakura, and Jerome

Kamiyama Castle (Kamiyama-jyo) was beautiful with the surrounding sakura in blossom.  

It is a classic  example of Edo period castle architecture.  According to the pamphlet we were given at 上山温泉下大湯 -- the public hot spring where we bathed -- this castle was built in the year Showa 57.  

(For any non-Japanese readers who might not be familiar with the Japanese calendar, Showa 57 equals ... 1982.)

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