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At the moment, I am trying to save all my pictures from C.Ds to DVDs, and whilst doing this I actually stumbled across some pictures I took a while a go in Japan, this particular one is from Hiroshima, it is funny because alot of my students in Nagoya havent heard of a castle there before.

I captured these statue in the foreground because they just looked odd in Japan in the sense that the west meets east?

Hiroshima-jo (Castle) is also called "Rijo" (the Castle of the Carp). This is due to the fact that 'Koi' in Koi-ura, the area where the castle was built, is a homonym of carp in Japanese. Originally constructed in 1589, it was dismantled after the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912) and totally destroyed by the A-bomb. The castle was rebuilt in 1958 from modern ferro-concrete.

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