雑学・姫路城 trivia

Facts about Himeji Castle

In 2013 (Heisei 25th yr), in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the registration on the World Heritage List, booklets of facts about Himeji Castle, “Shireba-Shiruhodo-Hamaru (The more we know, the more we love) Facts about Himeji Castle”, have been published with the cooperation of Himeji Castle Guides and people who have close associations with Himeji Castle.

 

Kuroda Kambei, the famous Gunshi (a strategist) in the Samurai period, was born in Himeji Castle. The Taiga drama about him titled “Gunshi Kambei” was broadcast from January 5th to December 21st in 2014 (Heisei 26th yr). The Taiga Drama is the annual, year-long serial TV drama of Japanese historical fiction broadcast by NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster. The booklets include interesting facts about Kuroda Kambei.
We hope these booklets will increase more people’s interest in Himeji Castle, and will be a good opportunity to consider the preservation and succession of “the World Treasure”.

“Himeji Castle Facts Part 1”

Himeji Castle Facts Part 1
The summary of the basic information such as structure of the castle and records of repairs including the Heisei Era Restoration.

 

 

 

“Himeji Castle Facts Part 2”

Himeji Castle Facts Part 2

The summary of history and legends of Himeji Castle including people who were closely connected with Himeji Castle.

 

 

 

The booklets of “Himeji Castle Facts Part 1” and “Himeji Castle Facts Part 2” are not available now.
Please see e-book versions or download a PDF file from the above link.