Monday, May 13, 2013

Nijo Castle -Patience Klein

Nijo Castle is located in Kyoto, Japan.
In the Castle, there is the Ninomaru Palace, and the ruins of the Honmaru Palace. The Castle has 33 rooms in itIt is also 275,000 square meters. Nijo Castle is surrounded by a wide moat. The Castle was designed as a National Treasure, has 6 buildings, each connected by corridors, and the walls and sliding paper doors in each of the Castle rooms have different paintings on them, painted by a Japanese artist.
Nijo Castle was built between 1601 and 1603 by Tokugawa leysau.. Nijo Castle is one of the only castles in Japan to be considered unfortified.
There are many different gardens throughout the Castle. These gardens have a variety of plants, some of which are cherry and Japanese Plum Trees. These gardens were all designed by a tea master who's name is Kobori Enshu.
I really enjoyed going to this Castle! For me, it was different from everything else we had seen on the trip. On the inside of the Castle walls, there were many gorgeous paintings on the walls. Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed to be taken inside the castle. These paintings consisted of things like tigers, birds, and different Japanese trees.

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