Saturday, June 28, 2014

Day One Hundred Twenty

Japan JP-68641 received 06-04-2009

Sent by: nyokirin
From: Japan
ID number: JP-68641
Notes: The Toyko Imperial Palace has been the Japanese Emperor's residence since 1869, leaving the Kyoto Imperial Palace, shown here, vacant.  In 1877, the preservation of the Kyoto palace was ordered.  Today, the grounds are open to the public, and the Imperial Household agency leads tours through the buildings.  I'm not sure if this photo shows a wall or one of the buildings.  It's not identified on the card.

Japan JP-157459 received 03-24-2011

Sent by: errielle
From: Japan
ID number: JP-157459
Notes: This is Osaka Castle, as seen from Nishinomaro Garden.  The castle played a major role in the unification of Japan in the 1500's.  The main tower is shown here.  It is 5 stories above ground with another three below.  I love how this photo makes it look like the castle is the tallest thing around.  Perspective is everything.

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