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Kumano 熊野Pictures of the Kumano region.
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Kumano Kodo 熊野古道


Kumano Kodo is an ancient network of pilgrimage trails leading to the three grand shrines of Kumano: Hongu Taisha, Hayatama Taisha, and Nachi Taisha. Photographer Nobuko Shiga walked along the Nakahe-ji Route from Tanabe and these are her pictures.

32 files, last one added on Nov 09, 2005
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Minabe みなべ町Pictures of Minabe-cho town, Wakayama Pref. famous for plum trees.
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Minabe Plum Groves 南部梅林


Minabe boasts Japan's largest plum tree groves. The trees cover the mountain slopes and a sweet aroma prevails.

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Wakayama city 和歌山市Pictures of Wakayama city, Wakayama Prefecture.
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Wakayama Castle 和歌山城


Wakayama Castle was originally built in 1585 by Toyotomi Hidenaga upon the order of elder brother Hideyoshi. The construction was directed by renown castle architect Lord Todo Takatora, native of Omi (Shiga Prefecture). In 1600, Lord Asano Yoshinaga was awarded the castle for his service during the Battle of Sekigahara. In 1619, Tokugawa Yorinobu, Ieyasu's 10th son, became the castle lord establishing the Kii clan, one of three key Tokugawa Gosanke clans (along with Owari and Mito). The castle tower and turrets were reconstructed in 1958. The surrounding area is noted for cherry blossoms in April.

113 files, last one added on Apr 23, 2009
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