Archive for August, 2012

If you visit the outdoor sculpture garden at the Shimane Art Museum in Matsue, you are apt to stumble upon groups of visitors posing for photographs while crouched down like running rabbits.  If you move closer to the rabbit folk you’ll notice that they’re imitating the stance of a series of bronze rabbit sculptures running […]


Matsue Castle is one of the few castles in Japan that hasn’t been burnt to the ground in some conflagration or other and then rebuilt in concrete.  Like Himeji-jo, Matsue-jo retains its original wooden construction, though of the original castle buildings only the main building still exists today.  The castle’s construction was finished in 1611 […]