The Carp Castle


The Hiroshima Castle or Carp Castle as it is affectionate known was once the home of the Damiyo or the Feuda Lord of Hiroshima. The original castle was constructed in he 1590’s but was destroyed by the atomic attack of the Second World War but was rebuilt to the original but with new materials with a lot of concrete structure in 1958. Today the castle is a museum which features much history of the city prior to the war. The perimeter of the castle is surrounded by moats which are home to giant carps and turtles which bask in the sun. The original castle was declared a national treasure in 1931 and today although rebuilt the people of Hiroshima are very proud of this lovely structure.

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