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Himeji Castle was registered in World Heritage “Cultural heritage” of UNESCO in 1993. It is a castle in Hyogo Prefecture Himeji City. Country..special..historic site..the..white..mortar..rampart..beautiful..white heron..castle..)..call.
This Himeji Castle is included, and [matsumotoshiro], Hikone Castle, and Inuyama Castle are said, “Four national treasure castles”. This Himeji Castle is especially called a fortification in the south north age in the morning. The appearance since the fortification is left well, and it is called, “Great castle in the whole country”. It was selected to “100 person castle in Japan” in 2006.
The castle that has construction [sareta] [tenmamo] before Edo period exists in the whole country only by 12 places now. However, huge cost has been spent in the repair of postwar days and [tenmamo] at prewar days. It is considerable in guesswork in 1964 for about one billion yen. In addition, the large repair (schedule) in 2009 is scheduled to cost one billion yen or more.
It was requested that standards 1 and 4 of the registration standard of the cultural heritage be filled as the world cultural heritage:
Standard 1: The one to express human race’s creative genius’s masterpiece. Standard 4: A certain remarkable example of illustrating human race’s important in history age of accumulation or spectacle of building, building complex of form, and technology.
ICOMOS investigates in April, September and 1993 1992 before it registers, and evaluates the following points as excellent:
- The balance of capacity and the arrangement of the building is taken in exquisiteness as a timber building, and have excellent beauty with the rampart of mortar. - The symbol of the feudalism before the Meiji era. - Be the highest as the wooden structure in Japan. As for the registration region, it is an inside, and, in addition, the surroundings are specified from [chuukyokurin] for a buffer zone. Moreover, ICOMOS is investigated in 1993 August, after it registers in addition.
The legend of the apparition extermination of Musashi Miyamoto etc. remain in Himeji Castle, and it appears in Eiji Yoshikawa ‘This Musashi’ and fountain Kyoka ‘[Tenmamo] story’ in the novel. Moreover, it is used from the beauty as taking the place such as Edo castles with a lot of image works (’Tearaway general’ and ‘Mitokomon’ etc.).