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Ozakajō Osaka castle | by JoopDorresteijn
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Ozakajō Osaka castle

Originally called Ozakajō, it is one of Japan's most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock, using a technique called Burdock piling, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside, and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from sword-bearing attackers.


Shutter: 1/250

Aperature 5.6

Exposure Bias +1 0 and -1

Focal length: 4.6mm

Iso: 80 – still a lot of noise


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Taken on January 3, 2009