Monday, August 6, 2018

(1644) Was there a possibility that there wouldn't be a mascot... Himeji? Or that it wouldn't be shaped as the castle? Or that it wouldn't be called "Shiromaru Hime" (白丸姫) i.e. "Princess White Castle"? (One of the reasons the castle is famous is that in it, lived for ten years the granddaughter of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, Senhime/千姫, 1597-1666 and in Japanese, "hime" is often translated as "princess".) Or that it wouldn't have its own website? Or that it wouldn't be ubiquitous? 

(For a bigger version of these pictures both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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