Miyagi, Japan Dec. 03 Sun 3:15AM
A Castle in Ruin
Aoba Castle was built in the year 1600 by the most powerful feudal lord in Sendai, Date Masamune. The castle is built on Mount Aoba, 100 meters above the town. Today, the castle has been almost entirely destroyed by fire in the 19th century and bombing in the 20th, but the outer stone wall and a guard tower still remain. There is also a museum about the castle and a shrine located on the castle grounds.