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ID: 700000124
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Record Type: Built Work
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Himeji Castle (castle (fortification); unknown Japanese ; constructed 1601-1614 ; Himeji (Hyōgo, Nihon, Asia, World, Top of the TGN hierarc...;)
Note: Moated castle with flared hipped roofs. Structure dates primarily from the 17th century. From Fletcher: In addition to the usual compounds, turrets (yagura), turret-gates (yagura-mon) and earthen walls were constructed within the castle complex. However, the donjon was higher than usual; it had six storeys with a series of pent roofs, undulating gables and decorative dormers. Three small donjons (ko-tenshu) are connected by corridors linking the turrets. For defense purposes, gates were complicated by maze-like spaces to confuse the enemy.
Himeji Castle (preferred,C,U,English,U,U)
Shirasagi Castle (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
Egret Castle (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
姫路城 (C,U,Japanese,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
castle (fortification) [300006891] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, fortifications)

architecture (preferred)
Asian art

Creation Date: constructed 1601-1614

Creator Display:
unknown Japanese [preferred,VP]
architect unknown Japanese (Japanese cultural designation) [500125252]
Current: Himeji [7004486] Hyōgo (prefecture), Japan (nation), Asia (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: stone load-bearing walls with tile roofs
stone (worked rock) [300011176]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, rock (inorganic material), <rock by form>)
tile (material) [300010676]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>)
bearing walls [300002557]
.......(Objects Facet, Components (hierarchy name), components (objects parts), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <structural elements and components for structural elements>, structural elements, enclosing structural elements, <walls and wall components>, walls, <walls by function>)

Dimensions: 5 stories; height: 46.4 m (152 feet)
Medieval Japanese (preferred)

General Subject:
architecture (preferred,isness)

Specific Subjects:
dwelling [300005425]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, residential structures) (AAT)
fortifying [300254182]
.....(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name), <processes and techniques by specific type>, <protective processes and techniques>) (AAT)

Provenance: Role: owner Owner/Agent: Akamatsu Sadanori Date: from 1346 Earliest: 1346 Latest: 1400 Role: owner Owner/Agent: Hideyoshi Date: after 1577 Earliest: 1577 Latest: 1601 Role: owner Owner/Agent: Ikeda Terumasa Date: 1601-1613 Earliest: 1601 Latest: 1613 Role: owner Owner/Agent: Ministry of Culture (Japan) Date: since 1931 Earliest: 1931 Latest: 9999 Legal Status: national treasure
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Built Works
Sources and Contributors:
Himeji Castle........ [VP]
........ Fletcher, History of Architecture (1996)
Shirasagi Castle........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-) accessed 23 November 2010
........ Stanley-Baker, Japanese Art (1995)
Egret Castle........ [VP]
........ Stanley-Baker, Japanese Art (1995)
姫路城........ [VP]
........ Himeji Castle online (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
English ..... [VP]
..... Fletcher, History of Architecture (1987) 744
..... Stanley-Baker, Japanese Art (1995) 142
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