Photographer's Note

This is one of many picture that Norbert and I photographed on the 5th April.

We decided to go to Inuyama castle and the surrounding areas, it was quite funny when we went outside a temple nearby the castle and this 90 year old man invited us in the temple to take more photos and even prepared Japanese tea and Mochi for us to eat, well I guess he wanted to chat and oh my did he....he went on and on (like the titanic song) but in parts were quite interesting, he even had a book of maps and located Germany where Norbert was from but the book was about 50 years old, but he was happy with it (not accurate though)!! Well, after 25 mins we really wanted to pick up our cameras and leave the place and so we thanked him and said our farewells.

More information about the castle below.

Constructed in 1537 atop a bluff overlooking the Kiso River, miraculously surviving centuries of war and earthquake (part of it was damaged by an 1891 earthquake but then repaired), Japan's oldest castle is a designated National Treasure. The four-story keep -- much smaller than most of Japan's castles -- is the nation's only privately owned castle, owned by the Naruse family since 1618. In addition to displaying a few samurai outfits, it offers a nice, expansive view over the river that's especially worth a look if you intend to join the nearby cormorant fishing. The castle is so diminutive you can see everything in 15 minutes

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