Same as the Ritsurin Garden, many pine trees were also there in this park. This place was the former Takamatsu castle. And 'TAMAMO' is an alias name of the castle. A big stone lantern was standing alone among them.
I worried whether the lantern felt lonesome because it was surrounded by the different type of thing. However, the lantern couldn't see any mirror. So it might confuse itself that it was same as what surrounded it.
Takamatsu Castle (高松城, Takamatsu-jō) is located in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku, Japan. This castle is also called Tamamo Castle (玉藻城, Tamamo-jō). Takamatsu Castle was built in 1590 by Ikoma Chikamasa, the first feudal lord of Takamatsu Domain. The Ikoma clan ruled from the castle for 54 years before their fief was given to the Matsudaira clan. This castle is well known as one of the three Mizujiro, or "Water Castles" in Japan, along with Imabari Castle in Ehime Prefecture and Nakatsu Castle in Ōita Prefecture.
November 2, 2007
Still Life Photography
CANON EOS 1V