Showing posts with label Aoba Castle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aoba Castle. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


This is one of my preferred angles of Date on his horse.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

At the Base

A bas relief of Date Masamune at the base of his statue on Aoba Castle.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Date Framing

I was happy with how the tree framed this shot of the statue of Date Masamune.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sendai Castle: Otemon Gate

Blue on Blue

This is the Otemon Gate of Sendai Castle. It was much grander before WW2 - the bombing runs burned it to the ground. Here you can see that the Great East Japan Earthquake also did its part to try to knock it completely down. That wall that is under the tarp is part of the original.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ohashi From Otemon Gate, Aoba Castle


Looking at Ohashi from Otemon Gate, it is easy to see why this spot was chosen for a castle. After clearing out the trees on both sides of the river, the defenders would have a nice, wide open view of anyone approaching from this side.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Green Among Brown


There was snow on the ground, the leaves were all gone leaving skeletons of trees, it was cold and gray, and when I turned a corner at Aoba Castle, I saw this.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hasekura Tsunenaga at Aoba Castle


When I was going up to the castle, up Aoba Mountain, I was worried about catching the sunset behind the statue of Date Masamune. I saw a statue of a samurai towards the bottom, but I resisted going to take a look because I could see the light slowly fading.

On my way back downtown, I found Hasekura Tsunenaga where the Otemon Gate used to stand guarding Aoba Castle.