Heading back home to Nagoya now after a day at the Japan Castle Expo. I was one of the seminar presenters today, with the theme being what non- Japanese see as the attraction and interest in Samurai castles. Filled our 150 seat limited space as fellow castle enthusiast, Andrew Autry and I chatted about the castles we’ve been to, and why we study them! The Castle Expo is an annual event, and also the gathering place for the nation’s top castle researchers and specialists!
My book, SAMURAI CASTLE Bilingual Guide, on sale at Castle EXPO
With Andrew Autry doing a talk show on Foreigners interest in Japanese castles
With Shunputei Shouta, Japan’s top Rakugo comic and castle fan
With Castle EXPO coordinator Kato San, history writer Hirayama Yu, and samurai castle researchers Kato Masafumi and Professor Nakai Hitoshi.
Castle researcher Naganuma San
Castle researcher and writer Hagiwara Sachiko