Japan: Himeji Castle By Steven Garcia, Joel Anderson, 2019
- Japan: Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle is a Japanese castle complex located in the city of Himeji, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of Japanese castle architecture. It is known as Hakuro-jō or Shirasagi-jō ("White Egret Castle" or "White Heron Castle") because of its brilliant white exterior resembling a bird taking flight. The Castle dates to 1333, but it has been remodeled and expanded over the centuries, remaining intact, even throughout the extensive bombing of Himeji in World War II, and natural disasters such as the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake. Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan, and it was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. This vintage-looking World Travel poster is rendered by Anderson Design Group's award-winning artists in the romantic style of 20th-Century poster art. Ideal for decoration as a framed print, notecard, banner, metal sign, or postcard—it makes the perfect conversation piece.