Himeji Castle 姫路城
Description I Gate. This is the first of the I-Ro-Ha Gates that start after the Hishi Gate.

"Iroha" is actually a Japanese poem that makes use of all the kana phonetic characters once and once only. The order of these syllables was often used to number things and was used as the "alphabetic" order until the Meiji Period. The gates and yagura of Himeji Castle are likewise named in the order of the syllables in this poem. The first line of the poem continues I Ro Ha Ni Ho He To. See how many of these gates I have pictures for. One of these days I need to capture them all appropriately.

Historical Artifacts I Gate East Wall (wall - Important Cultural Property) I Gate (koraimon - Important Cultural Property)
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撮影時間: 2009-11-15 12:48:16 JST
Himeji Castle Tenshu Hishi gate
tenshu tenshu and Nishinomaru bailey.
Kesho Yagura and connected yagura Himeji2-t
Ro Gate Tenshu, Ha Gate, walls, stone walls
Ha Gate Ha Gate
Ro Yagura Ni Gate
main tenshu, Inui connected tenshu and Nishi connected tenshu. Ho Gate
Aburakabe Mizu Ni Gate
Mizu Go Gate. Tenshu
I and Ro Watariyagura Ha Watariyagura
He Gate To-no-ichi Gate and Chi Gate
To-no-ni Gate To-no-yon Gate
stone walls , Obi Yagura Bizen Gate and Orimawari Yagura
Ri Gate, Taiko Yagura Nu Gate
Ru Gate tenshu