KOBE, JAPAN: AKASHI CASTLE

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Akashi Castle (明石城 Akashi-jō) is in Akashi, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. This castle was constructed by Ogasawara Tadazane as his own castle from 1617 to 1619 to watch over the western lords, by the order of Tokugawa Hidetada, on Mount Akamatsu. The castle was built in one year, which was a relatively short amount of time. In Akashi Castle, there are two Important Cultural Properties selected by the Japanese government: Hitsujisaru Yagura and Tatsumi Yagura ~ These two yagura, or towers, are the castle’s only remaining buildings.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akashi_Castle

29may16. Kobe, Japan. Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture.