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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:32 am

Hey all, I was wondering, do any of you know what the name of this building is and if there are any websites about it?

http://www.maj.com/gallery/thewriterboy ... ucture.jpg

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Postby JPinoy » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:48 am

Some not-so-well known Japanese castle?

Its not Himeji is it?
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Postby Jacob C. » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:51 pm

I believe that is Osaka Castle (Osakajo).
I remember seeing it in the mini-series "Shogun" which I bought on DVD a little while ago.
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Postby lemon_squeezer2 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:55 pm

After researching this a bit, I belive the castle in question is Odawara-Jo - http://pages.ca.inter.net/~ttoyooka/oshiro/odawara.html

Now, the two pics do not match up perfectly, but they come pretty close. I belive the Maj photo is an older one and the castle has since been restored or something.
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Postby Jacob C. » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:02 pm

Actually, now I think it's Himeji castle (White Heron Castle).
Some of the Japanese Castles look extremely similar to one another.

Edit: Yep, it's Himeji....
compare the pics....
http://www.greatbuildings.com/cgi-bin/gbi.cgi/Himeji_Castle.html/cid_lam-my_himeji_004.gbi
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Postby lemon_squeezer2 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:04 pm

Now that I look at Himeji, I think you're right. Thanks for pointing that out Jacob.
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Postby JoshWedin » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:09 pm

Yup, I have to go with Himeji also. At first I thought it was Osaka, but I'm pretty sure it is Himeji.

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Postby JPinoy » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:33 am

Here is KK Quah's webpage about Himeji Castle. It was this page that I saw long ago that helped me wonder if it was Himeji Castle.

http://web.tampabay.rr.com/kkqwebpage/castle_index.htm

He also has a Lego MOC of the Japanese Castle.
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