|Rikan Castle (Hyogo prefecture)|
Hello, everyone! This homepage provides historical information and pictures of Japanese medieval castles written in English, including 50,000 pictures of over 400 castles throughout Japan.
My nickname is Ken. I am a Japanese live in Kanto region, and working for an accounting job.
One of my hobby is traveling, especially for visiting Japanese medieval castles. In Japan, there are many beautiful castles of different eras all over the nation. Of course I have only visited limited part of them, but I have been attracted by the beauty and history of each castle and taking pictures over 10 years.
At first I thought to put them on view in Japanese blog, but there are already many pioneers who post tons of pictures. Fortunately (?) I am a bit accustomed to writing English through my job, thus I decided to post some of my pictures with small explanations in English (Using Google translation, you might be able to read articles in other languages than English).
Three years has passed from commencement of this homepage. It is tough challenge for me to take detailed pictures and post articles beside my job, but I have been encouraged by accesses to my blog from various countries.
Webmaster is originally not so planned people but this project processed quite well. I originally planed to cover major castles all over Japan in two years, and now I already introduced most part of major Japanese castles including 100 of 100 famous Japanese castles (see applicable page). Now I am working on improvement of pictures already posted, of course along with introduction of other castles. Of course I have original images with higher resolution of all posted photos
Themes treated in this blog is very niche area and I wonder if there is any demand for my blog, but I hope I can express the beauty of Japanese castles even just a little!.
Thanks and regards,