• Base of the castle 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      Try to see Akira Kurosawa's epic "RAN" to fully appreciate the Himeji castle.
    • Elaborate roof ornamentation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      Showing the prominence and height of the castle over the surrounding city.
    • Gateway to inner defenses 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
    • Gateway to outer defenses 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      Entry through one of the outer walls
    • Himeji castle 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      At once the greatest and most beautiful in Japan. Although this series of photos emphasizes Japanese church architecture the tour did not neglect historic sites and so Himeji castle is used as the Japanese signature for this tour.
    • Model of Himeji castle 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      The entire castle complex, showing multiple defensive walls.
    • Multi-storied exterior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      The height of the castle was both to emphasize it's importance and wealth along with it's defense.
    • Roof structure 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)