Thursday, 4 July 2013

Okayama Castle - Okayama, Japan

Located across the river from the Korakuen gardens is the Okayama Castle. The Castle has a black exterior, earning it the nickname Crow Castle or sometimes Gold Crow Castle due to the gold gilding on the roof. The Castle has been home to fifteen Lords of Okayama from 1573 to 1869. The castle was burnt to the ground in the Second World War due to an air raid and the castle was rebuilt in 1966 to original plans.
The black exterior and gilding on the roof made it a striking site when approached from a distance.



Okayama Castle


Okayama Castle


Okayama Castle


Okayama Castle



Okayama Castle



Okayama Castle view from the Korakuen gardens



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