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Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan

Featured in the 2005 Architecture Engagement Calendar (week of July 25)

A close-up view of some of the stonework and (very steep) stairs in the Himeji Castle.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle complex dates to 1333.  It is the largest and most visited castle in Japan and is frequently known as Hakurojō ("White Egret Castle") or Shirasagijō (White Heron Castle).

Taken 15 March 2001.

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