JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Gichuji temple is known for the grave of Haiku poet Basho Matsuo (1644-94). National Historic Site near JR Zeze Station, 300 meters from Gichuji JR膳所駅Gichuji is a short walk from Zeze Station.
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Keihan Zeze Station 京阪電鉄膳所駅
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Gate to Zeze Castle Park with cherry blossoms in full bloom in April. 膳所城跡公園 MAP
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Zeze Castle wall
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Zeze Castle gate and cherry blossoms.
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Gate to Zeze Castle Park 膳所城跡公園
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Zeze Castle's main path to the lake shore is lined with cherry trees.
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Zeze Castle Park, Otsu.
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Zeze Castle monument 膳所城跡公園
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Zeze Castle monument. This park was part of the Honmaru. The castle was on a peninsula jutting into Lake Biwa. It was one of Japan's greatest lakeside castles. 膳所城跡公園
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Zeze Castle was built in 1601 upon the order of Tokugawa Ieyasu after he won the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. He dismantled Otsu Castle and assigned Zeze Castle as a guard for the Tokaido Road.
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Zeze Castle was controlled by a fudai daimyo, a lord with close ties to the Tokugawa. It was considered a strategic location being close to the Tokaido Road and Seta-no-Karahashi Bridge.
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The first Zeze Castle lord was Toda Kazuaki who moved from Otsu Castle. The Zeze-han domain was thereby established. The castle was abolished in 1870. 戸田 一西.
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Zeze Castle Park also has No. 4 High School cherry blossoms planted here in memory of the college rowers from Kanazawa University who died in a rowing accident on Lake Biwa in April 1941.
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About the No. 4 High School (Yonko) cherry blossoms planted in 1977. 四高桜
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Lakeside at Zeze Castle Park.
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Lakeside at Zeze Castle Park with Omi Ohashi Bridge in the distance.
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Gift coupons in exchange for black bass and blue gill fish. If you catch a non-native fish like black bass and blue gill fish in the lake, don't throw it back into the lake. This was at Zeze Castle park.
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Walking path along Zeze Castle Park.
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Local community center designed after Zeze Castle.
   
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