My dear friend from Japan took my sister and me to visit Himeji Castle, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved Japanese castles. How amazing to see this part of history with my own eyes. To make the occasion even more special, I wore my favorite blue hydrangea flowers in my hair, to match the flowers blooming outside the castle. Thank you for coming with me on my adventure!
|The walls had windows and openings in a variety of shapes, for arrows in case of intruders|
|One of the castle lords was a Christian, and place a cross among the tiles along the roof|
|We took off our shoes and walked through the castle, one floor at a time. Some rooms were lit with lanterns.|
|I love the heart designs in the nail cover plates!|
|Walking where the samurai walked...|
|Looking out of the top floor of Himeji Castle|