Himeji Castle Heisei restoration

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Himeji Castle main keep underwent its Heisei period restoration starting from 2009 with the aim of repairing especially its white plaster wall and roof tiles. Scaffold cover covering the keep was installed special visitor facilities for the restoration. It was named "Egret's Eye View (Tenku no Shirasagi)".

before and after
before and after

The newly refurbished main keep of Himeji Castle was really white. But plaster become dark due to the dirt and mold growth. It is only a few years after renovation that you can see the snow-white castle.

White Castle
White Castle
Egret Castle
Egret Castle
After renovation After renovation
Egret's Eye View
Egret's Eye View
Egret's Eye View Egret's Eye View Egret's Eye View
Egret's Eye View - visitor floor
Egret's Eye View - visitor floor
Egret's Eye View Egret's Eye View Panorama
Panorama
Otemae-dori
Otemae-dori
From station building roof
From station building roof
B-1 Grand Prix 2011
B-1 Grand Prix 2011
People wait for admission
People wait for admission
Under construction January, 2010
Under construction January, 2010
February, 2010
February, 2010
March, 2010
March, 2010
April, 2010
April, 2010
May, 2010
May, 2010
June, 2010
June, 2010
July, 2010
July, 2010
August, 2010
August, 2010
September, 2010
September, 2010
October, 2010
October, 2010
November, 2010
November, 2010
December, 2010
December, 2010
Top tier wall
Top tier wall
Tiles
Tiles
Top tier wall Restored top tier wall
Restored top tier wall
Main roof
Main roof
Restored main roof
Restored main roof
Model of top tier wall
Model of top tier wall
Model of main roof
Model of main roof
Heisei shachi
Heisei shachi
Treasure Ship heading to castle
Treasure Ship heading to castle
Shachi roof tile newly completed
Shachi roof tile newly completed
Showing of Heisei shachi
Showing of Heisei shachi
Treasure ship
Treasure ship
Little Shachi
Little Shachi
New Shachi on main roof
New Shachi on main roof
Donation box
Donation box
Model of tiled roof
Model of tiled roof
East Main Pillar
East Main Pillar
Thank you, Egret's Eye View
Thank you, Egret's Eye View
Under demolition February, 2014
Under demolition February, 2014
March, 2014
March, 2014
April, 2014
April, 2014
May, 2014
May, 2014
June, 2014
June, 2014
Nov., 2014
Nov., 2014

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