The World On My Doorstep

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Okayama Castle

on January 12, 2014


From Ichigo (whose name means strawberry) in Japan, comes this awesome card. Now, you might just think this is a quaint, average, Japanese rural building. Wrong! It is Okayama Castle, originally built in 1597 and whose name gave rise to the city of Okayama around it. Although it has been destroyed and neglected over the years and then somewhat unthoughtfully reconstructed in concrete in the 1960s (yes, it seems the 60’s loved concrete no matter where in the world you were), it still stands rather beautifully today as a reminder of the history of the city.


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