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Castle Life and Period Costumes at Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle / Illustration of a lord's procession

Himeji Castle / Illustration of a lord's procession

Hyogo

Try on replica kimono and other costumes from the seventeenth century at UNESCO-designated Himeji Castle, one of Japan's most iconic and well-preserved castles. Himeji Castle's construction dates to the early fourteenth century, but much of the castle as it exists today dates to the early 1600s when it was expanded by successive feudal lords.

One of the structures added in the seventeenth century was the Nishinomaru Keshoyagura turret. It was constructed in 1617 by Honda Tadamasa (1575–1631), lord of the Himeji domain, for his daughter-in-law, Princess Sen (1597–1666). Princess Sen was the daughter of the shogun Tokugawa Hidetada (1597–1632). Exhibits in the turret display recreated garments, kimono that belonged to Princess Sen, and furnishings and armor from the period. See how life would have been in the castle at the time, and how Princess Sen would have spent her time here.

Outline

Subsidized Project
Castle Life and Period Costumes at Himeji Castle
Subsidized Organisation
Himeji City
Place
Himeji Castle
Time
around February 2020 –
(suspended at the end of February and postponed)
URL
http://www.himejicastle.jp/en/