Saturday, June 23, 2012

Okazaki Castle

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To get to the castle, you had to cross a bridge over the moat that once protected the castle from invaders.

Okazaki Castle

Unfortunately my videos are very hard to hear (if you can hear them at all).  I will still post them in case the sound will come out better on a computer with speakers.  This video tells about Okazaki castle, one of the oldest castles in Japan.  Before entering you must wash your hands a special way in the well.  The castle was home to one of Japan's emperors and the shrine next to it is where people go to pray.  Before praying though, you must ring the big bell to announce to God that you are here.

3 comments:

  1. Wow! A moat just like in medieval times! I guess the castle was built in medieval times though. What is the bridge rail made of. It looks like painted concrete.

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  2. Ginger and I like that you had to ring a bell to let God know you were there. "Ding Ding...God...it's me, Mate. I am here to talk to you!" Was there a dragon in the moat? Or, did that giant concrete turtle once live in the moat? And, he was mean and now he is concrete?

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  3. My favorite part is at 2:10 in the video! Pure hilariousness!

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