Taken 26-Aug-15
Visitors 6


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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Japan
Keywords:Himeji Castle, Hyōgo, Shirasagi-jō, UNESCO World Heritage Site, White Heron Castle, 兵庫県, 姫路城, 白鷺城
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Dimensions5127 x 3418
Original file size10.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken26-Aug-15 12:20
Date modified21-Sep-15 15:35
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 60D
Focal length59 mm
Max lens aperturef/5
Exposure1/320 at f/5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
White Heron Castle of Himeji.

White Heron Castle of Himeji.

Last Thursday, 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 in the Muromachi period. He was governor (shugo) of Harima Province in Hyogo Prefecture.