The Samurai's Castle
I'm back home after a fantastic and exciting trip to Japan. As always, the food, people, sights, and everything else was well worth the journey. It took me 4 days to get rid of the jet lag, but I would go again tomorrow if given the opportunity. I have a huge fascination with the deep culture and history of Japan. I can't believe I lived there from 2000-2008 and don't have one photo to show for it. Well, that changes today.
I was really excited to photograph this historic castle during my trip. Set in middle of the city of Hiroshima and surrounded by a moat, this castle is truly beautiful to look at. The castle was built in 1590 and was the home of a feudal lord named daimyō . Unfortunately, this beauty was destroyed by the terrible Atomic Bomb during World War 2. The castle was rebuilt in 1958 and serves as a museum today. Even though it is now surrounded by some modern buildings, the history of the castle lives on.
I spent an entire afternoon enjoying my time around the castle grounds before setting up my gear to take some photos. The golden hour was truly magical as the sun just lit the right side of the castle making it glow. That put a huge smile on my face. I hope you all enjoy the photo and if you have not visited Japan before and want to, I highly recommend it. I'm not joking when I say it's my favorite place in the world.