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Hiroshima Castle At Night

Posted in Places by tokyobling on June 19, 2014

The original castle of Hiroshima actually predates the town itself. When it was built on the flat delta of Otagawa River the place was simply called Gokamura, meaning “five villages”. The castle made the place much more important and a name change was called for. Hiroshima sounded much more impressive, meaning “wide island”. Built in 1590, the original castle was destroyed in the atomic bombing of August 6th 1945. The castle we have today is a replica completed in 1958.

The castle grounds are very large and when I visited it was just after dark and in heavy rain so I had the entire castle grounds to myself, not a soul to be seen anywhere! It was also fun to add another castle to the list of castle blog posts here on Tokyobling. Use the tags below to find more of them!









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  1. pk1154 said, on June 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Very nice. Magic time of day. The rain on the wooden bridge deck and the paving blocks enhance the effect.


    • tokyobling said, on June 20, 2014 at 3:42 am

      Thank you. Yes, the rain scared away most visitors, but it is a good chance to see something different in the light and the textures.


  2. amadl said, on June 20, 2014 at 3:19 am

    The castLe Looks so majestic and mysterious in the Last photo.


    • tokyobling said, on June 20, 2014 at 3:43 am

      Thank you Amadl! Make sure to put Hiroshima on your list of place to visit the next time you come over, if possible.


  3. said, on June 20, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Photos are awesome!


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