Himeji castle is one of the finest and undoubtedly the largest ancient castle complex in Japan with a network of over 80 buildings. The castle is also known as the “the white heron” as it was built to resemble a heron in flight is a real beauty. As I looked at it through the lens, my mind conjured up all sorts of feudal lords and ladies, ninja, samurai and courtesans, hence the title.

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