All the dumb things

A cautionary tale in development

Inuyama Castle, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Posted by razzbuffnik on May 7, 2007

Inuyama, near Nagoya, is the home of the oldest (built in 1537) Japanese castle in original condition.  Much of the outer walls have been removed.

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 Most of the castles that one sees in Japan these days are modern reconstructions. The Japanese appear to care more about the aesthetics of something rather than the fact that it is old or historic.

This 180 degree panorama was taken from the top of the castle.

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 The river is called the Kiso and the local fishermen used to use cormorants to catch fish for them. Cormorant fishing is mainly done as a tourist attraction nowadays.

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 Without a doubt, this is the best manhole cover I’ve ever seen.  It shows the castle and also a fisherman with cormorants.

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