Himeji Castle & Coins


Himeji Castle

We took a trip to Himeji Castle yesterday which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it was a beautiful day to visit. One part of the castle is Okiku’s Well:

This castle has a famous ghost story called “Banshu Sara-Yashiki.” A servant named “Okiku” serving the lord of the castle happened to learn of a wicked chief retainer’s plot to kill the lord and take over as lord of the castle himself. Okiku foiled the plot and saved the lord, but later the retainer found out that Okiku had interfered with his plot. He took revenge by stealing one of the 10 treasure dishes and blaming it on Okiku. As a result, she was tortured to death and her body throw

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