Since I’ve been singing the praises of the Kishiwada Danjiri festival, and the lantern parade that follows it, it only makes sense to follow up with a few photos of Kishiwada-jo, one of my favorite castles in the Kansai area. Like most castles in Japan (Himeji-jo aside), Kishiwada-jo is a reconstruction; the original castle burned down in 1827 when it was struck by lightening, and it was rebuilt in 1954. Even though I’ve visited the castle grounds several times, I’ve never actually had a chance to go inside, though I understand there’s not a whole lot to see. Nevertheless, the grounds themselves are beautiful, especially during cherry-blossom season when the trees that surround the moat come into bloom.
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