In August of this year (2015), I visited Himeji Castle (姫路城) also called the White Heron Castle (白鷺城), in Himeji City (姫路市). Founded in 1333, when a fort was constructed on Himeyama hill by Akamatsu Norimura, the ruler of the ancient Harima Province. Akamatsu Norimura (赤松 則村, 1277 - February 18, 1350) was a Japanese samurai of the Akamatsu clan (赤松氏) in the Muromachi period (室町時代-1337 to 1573). He was governor (shugo) of Harima Province in Hyogo Prefecture.
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Category:Travel and Places
Keywords:Himeji Castle, Hyōgo, Shirasagi-jō, White Heron Castle, World Heritage, 兵庫県, 姫路城, 白鷺城