Friday, August 24, 2007

Castles & Towers

Thursday, August 23 - Osaka

My first full day in Japan was spent in a full day of doing tourist stuff. The first place our group went to was Osaka Castle. It was headquarters of the Shogun, the military ruler of Japan, back in the late 1500's to the early 1600's. The picture is of the main watchtower, which is actually a reproduction of the original tower. If it looks familar to any one it's because it was apparently used in the filming of the "Shogun," the mini-series starring Richard Chamberlain.


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